News From: BuildingTrades Union

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 –...

by Brian Young | on Jan 18, 2017

"How many more must die!"

Over the last two years, construction in New York City has boomed. New skyscrapers are being built and the skyline in Manhattan and Brooklyn is changing.  With this building boom, there has come...

by Brian Young | on Oct 20, 2016

Do we build the Dakota Pipeline?

The Dakota Pipeline is a project that will bring crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois.  Stretching across hundreds of miles of the American heartland, this pipeline would be one of the...

by Brian Young | on Jul 26, 2016

Setting the union tone

Last night in the city of brotherly love, the Democratic National Convention kicked off.  Many elected officials and party activists spoke about why they are voting for Hillary and why Donald...

by Press and Media | on Jun 24, 2016

Workforce triumphs over terror

This article first appeared in LaborPress, written by Joe ManiscalcoWorld Trade Center Developer Larry Silverstein on Thursday morning credited New York City’s unionized building trades for...

by Guest Post | on Jun 22, 2016

How low wages hurt the boss

Out-of-state contractors benefited after Indiana weakened its prevailing wage law, according to a new Economic Commentary from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute.Despite an emerging academic...

by Alexis Barrau | on Jun 15, 2016

Silica the invisible killer

At least 1.7 million U.S. workers a year are exposed to respirable crystalline silica.  It is used in a variety of industries and occupations, including construction, sandblasting, and mining....

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