Building Trades

Canada's Energy East Project All Union

July 17, 2016
By Neal Tepel

Ottawa, CA - Negotiations by   Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) has landed the TransCanada's signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Harco Construction Sentenced in Death of Construction Worker

July 16, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Supporters on the side of Carlos Moncayo, the undocumented construction worker killed in April 2015, reacted with shock and anger Wednesday, July 13 th , when Judge Kirke Bartley handed down what they felt was a lenient sentence to general contractor Harco Construction.

Philly Girls Go to Building-Trades Camp

July 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - With school out in Philadelphia, 18 girls in junior high and high school are going to summer camp to learn building-trades skills.

USW Pres. Leo Gerard; Bassist Ben Allison On 'Blue Collar Buzz!'

July 7, 2016 
By Joe Maniscalco 

New York - On this Sunday night’s all-new episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing at 9 p.m. on AM970 TheAnswer. United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard is talking Trump and the truth about so-called “free trade” in a special extended interview.

Buffalo Building Trades Picket Out-Of-Town Contractor At Canterbury

July 5, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Buffalo, NY - The Member Unions of the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council have started picketing the Canterbury Woods Construction Project in Buffalo, telling that an out-of-town contractor – identified as LECESSEE Construction of Rochester, is failing to hire any minorities, women and apprentices on the project.

Oregon AFL-CIO to Put Worker Housing in New Headquarters

July 3, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, Oregon - When the Oregon AFL-CIO builds its new Portland offices next year, it plans to include up to 120 units of affordable housing.

Workers Leave Exploitation Behind; Join Steamfitters Local 638

July 2, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Proud new members of Steamfitters Local 638.

Queens, NY - For the past three weeks, a small group of four formerly non-union workers on a suspect job site in Long Island City have been experiencing life as members of Steamfitters 638 — and the difference, they say, has been like “earth and sky.”

WTC Developer Salutes Union Labor for Defying 9/11 Terrorists

June 24, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

The last bucket of concrete at 3 WTC is readied for hoisting.

New York, NY - World Trade Center Developer Larry Silverstein on Thursday morning credited New York City’s unionized building trades for rebuilding “what the terrorists unsuccessfully tried to destroy forever” on September 11, 2001. 

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