New York, NY – This Valentine’s Day, Amazon proved something many have always known — Jeff Bezos and Co. love corporate welfare…but they hate organized labor and worker solidarity even more.
New York, NY – Interfaith leaders and worker advocates rallying outside the Real Estate Board of New York’s 123rd Annual Banquet in Midtown Manhattan, recently, held a moment of silence for exploited construction workers who continue to be consumed on the blood-smeared altar of overdevelopment.
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.
New York, NY – Union cement and concrete workers denied work at a massive mixed use development at 85 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn are pressing the fight for good middle class jobs into the New Year.
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….
New York, NY – On Saturday, November 24, I was on Franklin D. Roosevelt Avenue in Paris, France amidst burning blockades, acrid smoke and increasingly ominous explosions as the second week of that country’s “Yellow Vest” protests against rising fuel prices and other assaults on the working class gripped the nation…
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,…
New York, NY – This week, thousands of trade unionists flood East 23rd Street in support of IBEW Local 3 workers and their more than 20-month strike against Cable-TV titan Charter/Spectrum — but the Building Trades’ ongoing battle against another corporate behemoth threatening good middle class jobs on the West Side of Manhattan got lots…
New York, NY – Striking Charter/Spectrum workers, on Monday, resumed their Governor Cuomo-backed boycott of NY1 and other corporate-run cable-TV channels following the breakdown of negotiations that could have finally ended IBEW Local 3’s nearly two-year standoff with the multi-billion-dollar telecom giant.
New York, NY – Don’t worry trade unionists fearing the demise of good middle class construction jobs that support families and allow for a dignified retirement — the money men and women behind the mammoth game-changing Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side have your back.