News From: BuildingTrades Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 03, 2017

Scab Stabs Union Protesters at Tennis Center

Non-union construction firms are popping up all over New York City. As more building is going on, many of these non-union contractors are failing to properly vet their hires. This was never more...

by Press and Media | on Sep 22, 2017

Robots Taking Away Construction Jobs

Robots and technology are taking over many industries and the building trades may be the next industry to feel their effect. Of course, that means union tradesmen will also feel the effects. We...

by Brian Young | on Jun 23, 2017

Rochester's Diversity Hiring Goals

Across the country, many communities are struggling.  Jobs have left, homes are vacant and wages haven’t gone up. This plight is especially felt in many minority communities.  For...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 26, 2017

How they prayed for safe jobs

Every year on the anniversary of OSHA, the union movement conducts ceremonies and gatherings to commemorate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the creation of an agency charged...

by Press and Media | on Apr 20, 2017

Did the LA Trades drop the ball?

Thanks to trades unions failing to organize small projects and immigrants, the trades has lost ground in the Los Angeles construction industry. This has allowed a generation of immigrants to learn...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 30, 2017

Our Infrastructure Wish List

One of Trump’s biggest promises on the campaign trail was that he was going to use his experience as a builder to fix our nations infrastructure problems.  In the middle of January, he met...

by Press and Media | on Mar 20, 2017

Building Union on the Rise

In recent years, construction in New York City has skyrocketed.  As more projects started breaking ground, more of these jobs started to go to non-union companies.  Now a report from Crain...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 06, 2017

Rosie in the Ranks

Over the last few decades, the building trades have seen an influx of new members entering their ranks and they are unlike anything they have seen at their union meetings before.  That’s...

by Press and Media | on Mar 02, 2017

Cleaning up Trumps mess

Thanks to the hateful language of Trump and his supporters, many minority communities have recently come under attack.  The Jewish community has seen a recent uptick in anti-sematic attacks in...

by Chris Erikson Jr. | on Jan 27, 2017

Apprenticeship Programs Open Tenant Doors

Last week’s news of legislation introduced in the New York City Council regarding apprenticeship requirements for construction work was heartening. Safety – or the lack thereof –...

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