Tag: Building Trades

NEW Grad Builds Fresh Life With the Building Trades
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NEW Grad Builds Fresh Life With the Building Trades

New York, NY – Nani Noverita’s personal story illustrates just how an innovative program and an thriving industry — plus lots of hard work and dedication — can combine to lift someone out of a difficult situation and into a new life.  Noverita, 50, began her inspiring journey eight years ago, when she was accepted…

Coronavirus Heaps Further Hardship on Vulnerable Construction Workers
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, topslot

Coronavirus Heaps Further Hardship on Vulnerable Construction Workers

New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio is under increasing pressure to institute a citywide moratorium on all non-essential building — but the coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the most vulnerable construction workers in the industry.  Unrepresented non-union construction workers, already especially vulnerable to wage theft, misclassification and other worker abuses, are being told…

Construction Workers Call BS on Bronx Senator’s Prevailing Wage Stance
Building Trades, Features, headline, Law and Politics, New York

Construction Workers Call BS on Bronx Senator’s Prevailing Wage Stance

New York, NY – The coalition of NYC Building Trades and nonunion construction workers pushing new legislation ensuring good middle-class jobs throughout the booming construction industry continues to call BS on a Bronx state senator opposing the effort.  State Senator Luis Sepúlveda [D-32nd District] says he opposes prevailing wage legislation aimed at lifting the salaries…

‘Texas isn’t Really An Anti-Union State,’ AFL-CIO President says
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, National, topslot

‘Texas isn’t Really An Anti-Union State,’ AFL-CIO President says

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on labor issues in Texas. AUSTIN, Tex.—“I feel like we’re on the cusp of achieving some measurable political power that we haven’t had in decades,” Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, speaking in the organization’s offices near the state capitol, tells LaborPress. Texas is widely considered…

Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Yonkers Residents
Building Trades, Education, Features, Law and Politics, New York

Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Yonkers Residents

YONKERS, NY – Over 100 Yonkers residents turned out on July 28th to learn about a building trades pre-apprenticeship program. The project was launched by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam Counties. Other partners in this important project include the two counties and New York…