Building Trades

Construction Worker Advocates to Mayor de Blasio: Do More to Prevent Job Site Deaths!

January 19, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Pressure is on the City to respond to construction worker deaths.

New York, NY - The de Blasio administration insists it is cracking down on the building industry following the deaths of as many as 30 construction workers over the past 24 months — but worker advocates this week are saying, “Thanks — you’ve got to do more.” 

NYC Construction Workers Arrested in Act of Civil Disobedience!

January 19, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Construction worker Louis Colon peers out NYPD prison bus window.

New York, NY - Construction workers protesting as many as 30 industry deaths over the past 24 months were hauled away on an NYPD prison bus Wednesday morning after engaging in an act of civil disobedience in front of 23 Park Row.

NYC Mayor Selects M/WBE For Housing Construction

January 19, 2017  
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio has selected eight Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise teams to lead the construction of six new 100 percent affordable housing developments on vacant City-owned land.

'Affordable New York' Replaces 421-a

January 19, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Albany NY - The Real Estate Board of New York and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York reached a deal to replace the program previously known as 421-a. The legislation, "Affordable New York" expands the production of affordable housing and provides fair wages for construction workers.

After 34 Years Of ‘Keeping The Books’ For Both The Buffalo & Niagara County Building Trades Councils…

January 17, 2017
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY -  When both the Buffalo and Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Councils reconvened this week for their first weekly meetings of 2017, a familiar and key face wasn’t there.

Affordable Housing in the Bronx

January 16, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick

Bronx, NY - The start of construction on Bronx Commons – a 426,000 square foot, mixed-used development in the Melrose section of the Bronx has been announced by New York City.

NYC Councilman: ‘Those [Construction Worker] Deaths Are On Us’

January 13, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Candles on the steps of City Hall memorializing killed construction workers.

Brooklyn, NY - City Council Member Brad Lander [D-39th District] this week blamed a fervor to build at any cost for the deaths of as many as 30 construction workers killed on New York City jobsites over the last two years. 

BCB Confronts the New Year - and the New Threat Against Labor

December 29, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

It's a whole new year for Blue Collar Buzz!

New York, NY - LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz is kicking off 2017 this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 with a frank and sobering discussion about the threat facing the House of Labor today with noted author Bill Fletcher. We’ll also be talking about housing recovery four years after Hurricane Sandy with Build It Back head Amy Peterson, as well as help for injured workers with labor attorney Howard Raphaelson. 

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