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Apprenticeship Training Makes a Difference for NY Carpenter

April 17, 2015
By Bill Hohlfeld

Tucked away on a quiet road in Orange County, New York is an old factory warehouse that, from the outside looks like just another industrial building. But the interior tells an entirely different story. There are 24,000 square feet of space, owned by Carpenters Local 279 and dedicated to the mission of Apprenticeship Training and Journeyman Upgrade for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. And every foot of it is put to good use.

Ironworker Training: Excellence Every Step Of The Way

April 16, 2015
By Stephanie West


Mobile, Alabama - The Iron Workers Local 798 training center in Mobile, Alabama, has been endorsed by the Central Gulf Industrial Alliance [CGIA] for excellence in training, staffing, safety, employer engagement and facilities.

Ironworker Training: Excellence Every Step Of The Way

April 16, 2015
By Stephanie West


Mobile, Alabama - The Iron Workers Local 798 training center in Mobile, Alabama, has been endorsed by the Central Gulf Industrial Alliance [CGIA] for excellence in training, staffing, safety, employer engagement and facilities.

Contractors Jailed for Underpaying Workers

April 14, 2015
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY – A two-year investigation into alleged underpayments and kickbacks in the construction industry has resulted in the arrests of five subcontractors charged with cheating workers out of wages and benefits at four publicly-funded construction projects located throughout the city.

District Council of Carpenters Eager to Build Affordable Housing

April 10, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—As New York City’s building tradesmen and tradeswomen engage the City for the opportunity to build-out Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new affordable housing stock, the New York City District Council of Carpenters is exerting political pressure to make sure they don’t get squeezed out.

Plenty of Room for PLAs to Improve, Say Building Trades

April 10, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—James Cahill’s career with the New York Building Trades goes back to 1968 when he started as an apprentice with New York City’s Steamfitters Local 638. He’s now the president of the New York State Building & Construction Trades, representing over 200,000 tradesmen and tradeswomen. While the union was able to secure a project labor agreement to build the new Tappan Zee Bridge, Cahill believes that PLAs around the state could be improved. 

Low-Wage Workers Invoke King; Bring Protest To McDonald’s Doorstep

April 6, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Low wage workers rally inside McDonald's.

New York, NY - Building tradespeople and fast food workers tired of ongoing exploitation faced potential arrest inside a Midtown McDonald’s this weekend, calling for union representation and a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Will Upzoning Displace Workfolk?

April 2, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—The building trades rallied outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoon to express their concerns that it may. 

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