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NYC Construction Back to Boom Era

October 27, 2014
By Neal Tepel

 New York - NY — Driven by an unprecedented surge in high-end residential construction, as well as by continued strength in the commercial and government sectors, New York City construction activity is brushing up against the extraordinary heights experienced during the boom years of 2007 and 2008, according to New York City Construction Outlook 2014-2016, an annual forecast and analysis prepared by the New York Building Congress with support from the New York Building Foundation.

Deputy Mayor: Commercial Rebuilding Has to Accompany Public Benefits

October 24, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, Alicia Glen, said at a forum on Thursday morning that the Bill de Blasio administration wants to make sure that New York City remains commercially vibrant for a long time by building smart, while recognizing that the city has an aging infrastructure.

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.

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