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Alma Realty Testifies at City Council

October 21, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—The showdown over whether to approve or disprove Alma Realty’s proposal to develop the Queens waterfront made its way to the City Council on Monday. During the hearing many council members expressed concern that the proposal doesn’t include enough affordable units for low- to moderate-income folk.

Building Trades Protest Racially-Tiered Wages

October 17, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—The building trades were out in force outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoon because they want the City Council to deny a real estate developer from developing Astoria Cove unless the developer agrees to hiring union members that includes living wages.

NYC Hotel Trades Council to Build Health Center

October 15, 2014
By Stephanie West

Skanska has signed a contract with the New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. to build its new Brooklyn Health Center in New York City. Skanska will build a 12-story, 60,000 square feet healthcare center for New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City members and their families.

NYC Affordable Housing Contractor Under Probe

October 14, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco 

City Councilman Andy King.

New York, NY - New York City Councilman Andy King is promising to investigate a major subcontractor building affordable housing for the city after Bronx iron worker LaFondra Brown walked off the job last week citing sexual harassment and overall worker abuse.

IAM Indiana Machinists at Schneider Electric On Strike

October 10, 2014
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC -  International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 2069 members are on strike against Schneider Electric in Peru, Indiana. The workers began the walk-out on Sunday, October 5th. Rather than negotiate in good faith, the company has threatened to move work out of Indiana if the union does not accept their ‘last’ offer.

Ironworker Walks Off Job; Cites Sexual Abuse

October 9, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Supportive ironworkers rally around Brown.

New York, NY - A female ironworker from the Bronx who says senior managers groped ansexually harassed her in a variety of other outrageous ways, walked off the job in protest on Tuesday.

September Jobs Report Analysis

October 6, 2014
By Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions

North America's Building Trades Unions Urge Tempered Enthusiasm for September Jobs Report

Washington, DC -- "While the news that the national unemployment rate has dipped below six percent for the first time since 2008 is certainly welcome, a deeper analysis of our national economic picture would suggest a more cautious and tempered response.

Rebuilding Together NYC

October 3, 2014
By Debra Gold

In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the eastern coast of the US, leaving over 25,000 homes damaged in its wake. Two years later, much recovery work remains for the storm-battered communities that were most affected by the storm. To mark the 2-year anniversary of the storm, Rebuilding Together NYC is providing needed repairs with the help of 300 volunteers for homeowners and community members in the Rockaways on October 25, 2014.

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