Tag: Local 79

Laborers Local 79 Confront Worker Exploitation at Beekman St. Construction Site
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Laborers Local 79 Confront Worker Exploitation at Beekman St. Construction Site

New York, NY – On Friday morning, Sept. 18, employees of SL Green Realty Corporation arrived at the corporate headquarters at 420 Lexington Avenue to find a big rat inflated outside the main entrance. This comes only a few days after their ceremonial ribbon cutting celebration for the proud opening of one of the city’s…

NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers
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NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers

New York, NY – Angry trade unionists on the front lines of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic stood up, on Monday morning, against the “three-pronged crisis” gripping workers in Donald Trump’s America, demanding an end to systemic racism and the immediate passage of the Heroes Act in the U.S. Senate.  “Working people are suffering under a…

Sepúlveda Throws Support Behind Public Works Bill
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Sepúlveda Throws Support Behind Public Works Bill

New York, NY – Within a few short months State Senator Luis Sepúlveda has done an about-face in regards to the Public Works Bill [S1947]. Three months ago, members of labor union Laborers Local 79, which represents construction workers, rallied against Sepúlveda outside his office in the Bronx for not supporting the bill and on…

Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute
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Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute

New York, NY – “Scabby The Rat” will not be silenced! For the second time in as many months, a federal judge has upheld Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79’s First Amendment right to use the inflatable cartoon character in an ongoing labor dispute on Staten Island.  For months, Local 79 has been employing…

Charter Boycott Back On After Negotiations To End 20-Month-Old Strike Break Down
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Charter Boycott Back On After Negotiations To End 20-Month-Old Strike Break Down

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.