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Iron Workers President Says Leaders Must Be Better Union Advocates

October 28, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Eric Dean.

New York, NY - In aggregate, the Building Trades could be considered the 4th largest school district in North America with a $90 million annual investment in training coming from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, AFL-CIO alone.

Former School Provides Affordable Housing

October 26, 2016 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY -  The restoration of P.S. 186 in Manhattan, now provides a 79-apartment mixed-use affordable housing project that is also home to a more than 11,000-square-foot state-of-the-art clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). The homes will be affordable to individuals earning as little as $24,000, and families with incomes of $31,000 a year.

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.

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