Building Trades

Unions, Neighborhood Groups Protest East Village Demolition

October 25, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - A coalition of building-trades unions and East Village community groups protested Oct. 19 on East 11th Street, demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio stop the planned demolition of five 19th-century apartment buildings so a politically connected developer can build a hotel with nonunion labor.

The Fight at 1 Wall Continues, with Aggressive Gilbane Continuing to Undercut Unions

October 16, 2016  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY -- The latest in a series of protests over the last several months against Gilbane Construction of Providence, RI took place in Zuccotti Park, famously the site of the Occupy Wall Street protests. The Oct. 6 demonstration featured support from building trades unions that are incensed at Gildane’s notorious record of hiring non-union subcontractors with bad safety records.

NYC Revised Affordable Housing Lottery Rules

October 8, 2016 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - New York City now has a series of new affordable housing lottery rules designed to ensure that City-assisted affordable housing reaches the New Yorkers who need it most.

Building Owners Must Provide Heat to Tenants

October 7, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The 2016-2017 “heat season” began on Saturday, October 1, and continues through May 31, 2017.

Growing Our City’s Economy

October 2, 2016  
By NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

New York, NY - Last week I outlined a comprehensive agenda to grow our City’s economy by increasing access to affordable housing, supporting minority and women-owned businesses, fighting poverty, and strengthening our schools. I’d like to share that vision with you, and highlight four policies that I believe will provide opportunity for New Yorkers across the five boroughs and truly move our City forward.

NYC Construction Holds Strong

September 23, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - More than 20 million square feet of office space spread across 23 new office buildings is expected to be completed in Manhattan between 2016 and 2021, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of multiple data sources.

Blue Collar Buzz Takes the Pulse of Labor

September 21, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Blue Collar Buzz Hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m on AM970 The Answer, we’re taking the pulse of organized labor in New York with the help of New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller [D-27th District], Local 46 Metallic Latherers and Reinforcing Ironworkers President John Skinner, and Murphy Institute Professor Ruth Milkman — co-author of the 2016 “State of the Unions” report. 

NYS Earmarks $2 Billion For Homeless

September 19, 2016 
By Stephanie West, NY LaborPress

New York, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that $2 billion in funding be advanced to create more than 100,000 units of affordable and supportive housing over the next five years. The item is now before the New York State Senate and Assembly for action.

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