Tag: Laborers Local 79

Laborers Graduate Apprentices, Urge Union-Built Affordable Housing
Building Trades, Education, Features, New York, topslot

Laborers Graduate Apprentices, Urge Union-Built Affordable Housing

NEW YORK, N.Y.–The about 60 Laborers International Union apprentices lined up in a side room at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in Manhattan Apr. 17, clad in brilliant saffron-orange caps and gowns.  “When you graduate, you’re part of this forever,” Local 79 apprentice coordinator Timmy Valentine told them. They marched into the cathedral’s main room, chanting…

How Sisters, Daughters, Girlfriends And Nieces Are Changing The Face Of The Building Trades In NYC
Building Trades, Education, headline, New York

How Sisters, Daughters, Girlfriends And Nieces Are Changing The Face Of The Building Trades In NYC

New York, NY — If you are at all interested in seeing the trade union movement build strength and expand diversity, the stubbornly single-digit figures reflecting the overall percentage of women presently working in the Building Trades still have some way to go before they start inspiring backflips in anyone. But there is another unofficial…

Let’s Fix What’s Broken
Building Trades, Features, National, New York

Let’s Fix What’s Broken

All of us have heard, and probably used at some time in our lives, the old expression: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There is no doubt, that as conventional wisdom, that maxim has stood the test of time. I would submit that the converse is equally true. If it is broken, by all…