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AFL-CIO Dollars Put the Building Trades to Work

September 29, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—On Manhattan’s West End another residential building is going up, but it’ll stand out from competing towers in the skyline because this one, the Riverside Center, is being funded by the AFL-CIO.

Building Workers March Because Building Owners Want Givebacks

September 25, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Scarsdale, NY—Hundreds of building workers with 32BJ SEIU marched here on Tuesday evening because the Building and Realty Institute wants concessions covering all aspects of a new collective bargaining agreement.

Who Do You Trust To Put Up A Building In NYC?

September 24, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Deputy DOB commissioners on the hot seat.

New York, NY - A new package of Building Code amendments that its sponsors in the City Council hope will make construction in the big city safer for both workers and the public, is being closely scrutinized this week, but the Department of Buildings has some serious reservations about the legislation that could bring it all crashing down. 

Long Island Infrastructure Projects Creates Thousands of Jobs

September 22, 2014
By Stephanie West

Hauppauge, NY - September 15, 2014 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has  announce a proposed $5 million in funding for four major infrastructure projects which are expected to create thousands of jobs, encourage economic growth and facilitate the development of transit-oriented downtowns.  

Contractors Convicted for Not Paying Prevailing Wages

September 15, 2014
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the conviction and sentencing of Ronald Bartiromo, Raymond D’Auria and R3 Electrical Inc. for failing to pay legally required wages to their workers on two public works projects throughout New York City. 

Building Renovations Increasing in NYC

September 12, 2014
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - New York City’s private and public building owners initiated $5.7 billion worth of alteration and renovation (A&R) projects in 2013, a 5 percent increase from 2012, when A&R starts totaled $5.4 billion, and a 25 percent increase from 2011 ($4.6 billion).

Employee Misclassification Must be Stopped

September 11, 2014
By Neal Tepel

New York NY - The McClatchy Media News Network recently published an interesting and important investigative report that very effectively uncovers the dark, seamy side of the U.S. construction industry; The articles vividly described the practice of "employee misclassification."

Electrical Workers Provide Energy Savings

September 11, 2014
By Stephanie West

Philadelphia, Penn. - The Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) brings together 14 key organizations. This includes major research universities, global industrial firms and national laboratories, with the goal of helping reduce energy consumption in small and medium-size buildings throughout the U.S. by 2030.

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