Tag: #CountMeIn

Notorious NYC ‘Body Shop’ Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Involving 18 Female Construction Workers
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Notorious NYC ‘Body Shop’ Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Involving 18 Female Construction Workers

NEW YORK, N.Y.—A leading supplier of low-wage labor to major construction projects has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle sexual-harassment complaints 18 women workers filed with the New York State Attorney General’s office. Attorney General Letitia James announced the deal with TradeOff on July 13. The company, based in Lynbrook, Long Island, also agreed…

Many in Labor Thought Stephen Ross Was ‘Racist’ and ‘Misogynistic’ Long Before His Lavish Trump Fundraiser
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Many in Labor Thought Stephen Ross Was ‘Racist’ and ‘Misogynistic’ Long Before His Lavish Trump Fundraiser

New York, NY – This week, many irate Equinox and SoulCycle members flipped out, canceled their memberships and urged others to do the same after learning corporate investor Stephen Ross planned to throw a lavish Hamptons fundraiser on Friday night for Racist-In-Chief Donald Trump’s re-election bid. Trade unionists, however, have long accused Related Companies’ billionaire…

#CountMeIn Campaign Teams Up With Related Tenants To Fix Housing Woes
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#CountMeIn Campaign Teams Up With Related Tenants To Fix Housing Woes

New York, NY – Besieged Queens residents suffering with rampant rodents, shoddy renovations and tenant harassment at their Marine Terrace apartment complex in Astoria are hopeful a new alliance with the Building Trades’ #CountMeIn campaign will finally help put an end to the troubles they’ve been complaining about since Related Cos. bought the place in 2016.

Charter/Spectrum Strike Drags On As Queens Residents Sound Alarm Over Dangerously Bad Service
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Charter/Spectrum Strike Drags On As Queens Residents Sound Alarm Over Dangerously Bad Service

New York, NY – When Queens residents allied with the Building Trades #CountMeIn campaign complain about Charter/Spectrum’s dangerously shoddy cable TV and phone service, they sound a lot like striking IBEW Local 3 workers who say, yes, service is poor — and has only gotten worse as their nearly two-year-old strike against the wealthy corp….

‘Tis The Season To Press The Fight Against Broken Shop Development
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‘Tis The Season To Press The Fight Against Broken Shop Development

New York, NY – Despite some frigid temps on Tuesday, December 18, hundreds of trade unionists supporting the Building Trades’ #CountMeIn campaign returned to the offices of Related Companies’ developer CEO Stephen Ross at 10 Columbus Circle, to continue opposition to the use of nonunion labor, or so-called “open shop development” at Hudson Yards. And,…

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