Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a series looking at ongoing efforts to launch a new pre-apprenticeship program based in Queensbridge, Long Island City. New York, NY – Ask 696 Build Queensbridge Founder and Director K. Bain what’s the biggest threat facing kids today, growing up in the often dangerous Long Island City community,…
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Philadelphia’s Laborers District Council broke ground for a three-story, 66,000-square-foot building that will house its new training center earlier this month on Dec. 6.
New York, NY – From the concrete canyons of New York City to the hollers of West Virginia, smart phones have emerged as the best organizing tool American workers ever had. Why then, are they now also being blamed for undermining, perhaps, the quintessential feature of trade unionism itself — apprentice training.
New York, NY – “One of my goals is to get everybody together; a lot of people think the unions are hard to get into,” Ironworkers Local 197 Apprentice Erick Garay tells LaboPress. “But I want people to realize — I’m Hispanic. I’m 36-years-old, and I made it — you can, too.”