Building Trades

Bronx Ironworker Assaulted On Luxury Development Speaks Out

July 22, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Juan Paulino at home with sons Gabriel and Jeffrey.

Bronx, NY - A Bronx father of two who last week suffered a vicious assault at a construction site located just a block away from Trump Tower in Manhattan, is now speaking out about the horrific attack that shattered his lower right leg and thrust his continued career as an ironworker in serious jeopardy. 

Scaffold Law Critics Cry In the Face of NY Building Boom

July 19, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Sadly, death is never far from NY construction workers...

New York, NY - News that New York’s construction industry is firing on all cylinders is bad news for opponents of Scaffold Law 240 — or at least it should be.

Canada's Energy East Project All Union

July 17, 2016
By Neal Tepel

Ottawa, CA - Negotiations by   Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) has landed the TransCanada's signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Harco Construction Sentenced in Death of Construction Worker

July 16, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Supporters on the side of Carlos Moncayo, the undocumented construction worker killed in April 2015, reacted with shock and anger Wednesday, July 13 th , when Judge Kirke Bartley handed down what they felt was a lenient sentence to general contractor Harco Construction.

Philly Girls Go to Building-Trades Camp

July 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - With school out in Philadelphia, 18 girls in junior high and high school are going to summer camp to learn building-trades skills.

USW Pres. Leo Gerard; Bassist Ben Allison On 'Blue Collar Buzz!'

July 7, 2016 
By Joe Maniscalco 

New York - On this Sunday night’s all-new episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing at 9 p.m. on AM970 TheAnswer. United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard is talking Trump and the truth about so-called “free trade” in a special extended interview.

Buffalo Building Trades Picket Out-Of-Town Contractor At Canterbury

July 5, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Buffalo, NY - The Member Unions of the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council have started picketing the Canterbury Woods Construction Project in Buffalo, telling that an out-of-town contractor – identified as LECESSEE Construction of Rochester, is failing to hire any minorities, women and apprentices on the project.

Oregon AFL-CIO to Put Worker Housing in New Headquarters

July 3, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, Oregon - When the Oregon AFL-CIO builds its new Portland offices next year, it plans to include up to 120 units of affordable housing.

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