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News From: Nassau Suffolk Building and Construction Trade Council

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 Brian Young | on May 04, 2016

Build a soccer stadium

Labor, community activists and the New York Cosmos professional soccer team rallied in Elmont, New York on Wednesday, May 3rd to support a proposed multi use soccer stadium and retail space. They...

by Press and Media | on Apr 26, 2016

"What they are doing is a travesty"

This article originally appeared in Newsday.A dispute between a union and the new owner of a Smithtown senior housing development has raised questions about the effectiveness of “hire local...

by Press and Media | on Feb 29, 2016

Shortage of skilled labor

The construction industry is facing a severe labor shortage. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of construction industry workers is 42.8, with young workers under 34...

by Brian Young | on Nov 08, 2015

Goal to Brooklyn

A new soccer stadium may be coming to Elmont and with it hundreds of jobs for the building and construction trades. At a rally at the proposed site, trades members were joined by Senator Jack...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 13, 2013

New Leader in the Long Island Building Trades

Last month the President of the Nassau Suffolk Building & Construction Trades Council announced his retirement. In an article in Newsday on December 20th, Jimmy Catellane, a former organizer with...