Building Trades

NYC Construction Spending Sets Record

May 27, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Construction spending across the five boroughs set an all-time record in 2016, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of multiple data sources.

Could The Koch Brothers ‘Get Their Way’ And Make New York A Right-To-Work…

May 26, 2017  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Cheektowaga,NY - Could the Koch Brothers get their way and make New York a Right-To-Work (for less) State?  They could, according to representatives of the New York State AFL-CIO, if a Constitutional Convention is held and Albany special interests and lobbyists have their say and hoodwink New Yorkers into believing such a convention to change the State Constitution is a good thing.

SEIU Local 1021: Helping The Homeless

May 18, 2017 
By Chris Flink
SEIU Local 1021

Oakland, CA - Driven by skyrocketing housing costs and cuts to public services, Oakland’s housing and homelessness crisis continues to worsen. City of Oakland SEIU Local 1021 members have been told to clean up homeless encampments, where they’ve encountered unsafe working conditions.

Canadian Building Trades Honored

May 17, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Canada

Ottawa, Canada -  On Tuesday May 16th,  Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)  hosted the much anticipated unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument in Major's Hill Park in Ottawa.

A Dozen Walk Off BK Navy Yard Job; Get Fresh Start With Union Ironworkers

May 12, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

Ironworkers VP James Mahoney (r) welcomes striking worker.

Brooklyn, NY - A dozen non-union ironworkers helping to erect a 16-story office building inside the Brooklyn Navy costing hundreds of millions of dollars, walked off the job early Wednesday afternoon, citing dangerous working conditions, poor pay and lack of benefits. 

Serious Gaps in MTA’s Maintenance of Elevators and Escalators

May 10, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - New Yorkers frequently see breakdowns of the MTA’s elevators and escalators, and a new report released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer explains why.

Top Apprentices Motivated By More Than Money

April 25, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

Tawana Finley.

New York, NY - Each year, for almost the past 50 years, the finest 4th-year apprentices in the business have showcased their much sought after skills in the NYC District Council of Carpenters Training Center’s Open House/Exhibit. But what might be different now are the diverse kinds of people actually swinging the hammers — and what motivates them to be the best. 

Wisconsin Building Trades Rip Walker Proposal to Nix Licensing Exams

April 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Madison, WI - A proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to exempt journeyman plumbers, electricians, and sprinkler fitters from having to take an exam to get their license after they finish a state-approved apprenticeship program has drawn sharp criticism from construction unions and some contractors.

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