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Report Calls On New York City’s Unionized Building Trades ‘To Step Up Efforts To Organize Immigrant Workers’

Published on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A new report from the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) examining the exploitation of Immigrant Workers in New York City’s Construction Industry has a number of recommendations for Unions about how they can help better address the problem - but Organized Labor faces significant restraints. Predatory developers in New York City have more»

“It’s About Time Labor Is Paid And Respected And That Labor Is Valued” - Uber & Lyft Drivers ‘Push’ New York City ‘To Raise Pay Rates Amid Inflation & Gas Price Surge’

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Uber and Lyft Drivers want New York City to raise their pay rates to keep up with soaring inflation and increased costs of gas. Drivers and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance Union rallied outside City Hall as the city’s regulatory agency overseeing the for-hire vehicles and taxi cab industry, the Taxi and Limousine Commission, held more»

A Labor Perspective From Ralph Palladino, A Retired 42-Year Veteran Union Leader From Clerical Administrative Local 1549 DC 37 AFSCME In New York City: ‘How To Strengthen The Labor Movement - My Union Experience’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress Editor’s Note: Ralph Palladino is a retired 42-year Veteran Union Leader from Clerical Administrative Local 1549/District Council (DC) 37 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in New York City. For 21 years he served as Local 1549 2nd Vice President overseeing Political Action/Advocacy, Shop Steward more»

‘40 Years Later,’ Labor Leaders ‘Remember New York City’s Chinatown’s Garment Worker Strike’

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Nearly forty years later, Katie Quan still vividly remembers the pivotal Garment Workers Strike in New York City’s Chinatown. Quan, who was 29 at the time, was one of the key Organizers of the Strike, in which more than 20,000 Workers - most of them Chinese-born Women - marched to Columbus Park on June 24th, 1982, refusing to more»

City & State New York Exclusive: Chipotle Workers File For HERO Act Safety Committees

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers from at least two different Chipotles are putting the New York HERO Act to one of its first major tests, requesting the formation of Workplace Safety Committees as the law permits - but they say they’ve faced resistance in their first attempt and are bracing for more resistance as other locations are expected to make similar more»

‘Apple Is Union-Busting’ In New York City, Labor Group Alleges

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Apple violated Federal Labor Law by interrogating Staff, restricting the posting of Union fliers and requiring Employees to attend mandatory Anti-Union speeches, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) alleged in a filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this week. The alleged conduct took place at Apple’s World more»

Actors’ Equity Association ‘Condemns The Unauthorized Creation And Sharing Of Naked Photos & Videos Of Actors’

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association, the National Labor Union representing more than 51,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers in live theatre, has issued the following statement in response to news of a leak of photos and videos of a Second Stage Theater production featuring Equity Members performing naked. Actors’ Equity more»

Restoring Labor Rights ‘Will Solve New York City’s Chronic’ School Bus Problems, Parents Say

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Parents of special education students are calling on New York City to restore job protections for School Bus Drivers and Matrons - they say that would help solve chronic problems with lateness and unreliability in the system that transports more than 150,000 children, primarily those in special education, to school and back. The problems, more»

BuzzFeed News Union ‘Ratifies Monumental First’ Contract - Three-Year Deal Includes Minimum Salary Floor Of $60,000 ‘That Goes Up 2.5% Every Year’ & ‘Significant Enhancement & Expansion’ On Buyouts & Severance

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The BuzzFeed News Union has voted unanimously to ratify their first Union Contract with the company. This past March, over 91% of the Unit voted in favor of a Strike amidst the announcement of proposed cuts at the company. Throughout the bargaining process, BuzzFeed Union Members have engaged in collective, concerted and escalating more»

In A ‘First-Time-Ever-Win’ Ironworkers ‘Successfully Organize U.S. Crane And Rigging Workers In New York City’

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers employed by U.S. Crane and Rigging have voted by a 4-to-1 margin to join Ironworkers Local 197. Labor Press spoke to New York State Ironworkers District Council Organizer Eddie Jorge to find out how the Workers triumphed over threats and intimidation to finalize the win: “We had elections in the past, (but) the supervisor more»

New York State Iron Workers District Council President James Mahoney: ‘The Top Priority, Right Now, Is To Organize’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Jimmy Mahoney, President of the New York State Iron Workers District Council, says the Ironworkers’ top priority “right now is to organize.” Several factors have aligned to make conditions favorable, says Mahoney, who has held the Labor Leadership for seven years now. Politically, there’s a friendly administration more»

“Despite Their Good Union Jobs They Need To Move Outside The City To Find A Place They Can Afford To Live And Raise Their Families” - New York City Labor Unions Rally For The Construction Of The One45 Harlem Apartment Towers Project

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Labor Unions took to the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning (May 10th) to support the construction of embattled Harlem Towers just before a City Council committee vote. Unions 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Laborers Local 79 defended the project known as One45, a duo of 363-foot-tall towers planned to be built on more»

‘Labor Must Defend the Rights of Women’ - Unions ‘Blast’ U.S. Supreme Court Draft Opinion ‘Ending Federal Right To Access Abortion’

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In the draft Supreme Court majority opinion that was leaked to Politico, Justice Samuel Alito eviscerated the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision, as well as the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey that reaffirmed a Woman’s access to abortion was protected by the U.S. Constitution. Across the country, Pro-Choice Activists turned out to more»

Attorney General James ‘Recovers More Than $2.9 Million For Hundreds Of New York City Marriott Workers Denied Full’ Severance Pay - Workers ‘Fired Due To COVID-19 Crisis To Receive Additional’ Severance Pay

Published on Friday, May 6, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced an agreement with Marriott International, Incorporated that will provide hundreds of previously terminated Workers with more than $2.9 million in undelivered severance pay. Management at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square promised Non-Unionized Employees the same or more»

The Transit Workers Union ‘Pushes Back’ On New York State’s Climate Action Draft Plan, Calls It A “Job-Killing Disaster”

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hundreds of Rank-and-File Members of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 101, employed by the National Grid Utility, rallied outside a New York State Climate Action Council (CAC) public hearing held in Brooklyn earlier this week to protest its draft plan as a “job killing disaster.” The packed hearing on the campus of the New more»

The MET Gala ‘Isn't A Glamorous Night For Condé Nast Workers Trying To Unionize’ - 350 Staffers Send Letter To Condé Nast ‘Asking Leadership To Recognize Their Union, Correctly Noting’ "Prestige Doesn't Pay The Bills"

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The MET Gala is many things to many people. To the world’s elites, it is The First Monday of May, a soiree of sartorial statement reserved only for those Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour deems the “who’s who” across fashion, art, sports and technology. For Workers across Condé Nast, it’s the more»

UFCW Local 1500 Members Employed By Foragers Market In Chelsea & Brooklyn ‘Ratify Their First’ Contract

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500-represented Workers employed at Foragers Market have ratified their inaugural contract, which runs for two years, the Union announced. The Workers - who are employed at two Foragers Market stores in Chelsea and Brooklyn, joined UFCW Local 1500 in April 2021 because they were more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: The New York Times Reports Amazon Union Loses Vote At Second Staten Island Warehouse - A ‘Setback’ For The Amazon Labor Union, Which Last Month ‘Won A Landmark Victory At A Larger Nearby’ Amazon Warehouse

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - The growing Labor Organizing efforts at Amazon were dealt a blow today (Monday, May 2nd) when Workers voted by a wide margin to reject forming a Union at a second warehouse on Staten Island. Employees cast 380 votes to be represented by a Union and 618 against, according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLB). About 1,600 more»

Tentative Contract Agreement Reached - SEIU Local 200-Represented Adjunct Faculty Strike At Mercy College ‘Averted’

Published on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(DOBBS FERRY, NEW YORK) – A threatened Strike by Adjunct Faculty at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry has been averted as the Members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200’s Bargaining Team have come to an agreement with the school administration, the Union announced late last week. The Rank-and-File Membership had authorized a more»

“Keep Them In Your Memories, And Let’s Do Whatever We Can To Protect Everybody, Union Or Non-Union” - Workers’ Memorial Day In New York City: “Remember The Dead And ‘Protect Everybody’”

Published on Friday, April 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Francisco Villalba, 29, Deliverista. Aidan Shaw, 37, Con Ed Gas Inspector. Fire Lieutenant Joseph Maiello, 53. Salah Uddin Bablu, 51, Deliverista. Police Officer Jason Rivera, 22. Those were some of the names intoned Thursday (April 28th) at the Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration on Broadway near City Hall, with a red or white more»

Workers At New York City’s Film Forum ‘Are Pushing To Unionize’ - Staff ‘Cite Just Hiring Practices, Health & Safety Measures For Front-Line Staff & Fair Compensation Among Their Reasons’ For Organizing

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers at Film Forum, the New York City Non-Profit Cinema known for its art-house and repertory programming, are pushing to Unionize. On Tuesday (April 26th), the workers filed a petition to join United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110, which represents Staff at multiple universities and institutions, including New York’s Museum of more»

Amazon Labor Organizers ‘Push For Second Union Victory In New York’ - After Recent Success At JFK8 Warehouse, 1,500 Eligible Workers At Sorting Center On Staten Island Vote In Union Ballot

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Amazon workers in New York are going to the polls again as Labor Activists push to Unionize a second U.S. facility following their surprise recent victory over the Tech Giant. About 1,500 eligible Workers at an LDJ5 Amazon sorting center in Staten Island began voting in a Union Election on Monday (April 25th) in a process that more»

New York City ‘Heralds New Protections For’ App-Based Delivery Workers

Published on Monday, April 25, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Delivery Workers who deliver restaurant orders for third-party Food Delivery Apps in New York City now have first-of-their-kind new protections to promote better working conditions in the Food Delivery Industry, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) has announced. Workers will get to choose how far they’ll travel more»

“It’s Time For The Rejected To Lead A Justice Revival” - UUP & 1199 SEIU Join Poor People’s Campaign March On Wall Street

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - With calls for a moral revival and Third Reconstruction, the Poor People’s Campaign entered the belly of the Capitalist Beast last week, as hundreds marched through the Wall Street Financial District and then joined together for a community meeting at Trinity Church. The protestors paused in front of the New York Stock Exchange to more»

Association Of Air Flight Attendants-CWA, The Transit Workers Union & The Amalgamated Transit Union ‘Voice Their Opinion On The Tossing Of The Mask Mandate As COVID Spikes Again’

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A ruling by a Federal Judge to strike down the Biden Administration’s mask mandate for air and mass transit travel comes even as the Nation has no idea two years into the Coronavirus Pandemic how many Essential Workers in those sectors, or any other, died or were permanently disabled as a consequence of their workplace exposure to more»

Leadership Conference Workers United Join OPEIU Local 2

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) has announced a super-majority of more than 75% of eligible Staff employed at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Leadership Conference Education Fund have joined together to form Leadership Conference Workers United (LCWU) - and have requested formal more»

Unionized Building Service Workers in New York City Authorize A Strike ‘After Refusing To Surrender Their Health Care Benefits’

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Building Handyman Stephen Yearwood made it through the worst of COVID-19 before a late-stage variant of the virus broke through his vaccine defenses just a little while ago and sent him into 10-day isolation. But he was lucky - 40 of Yearwood’s Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ Union Brothers and Sisters died during more»

Transport Workers Union President John Samuelsen On The Shooting Attack At A Subway Station In Brooklyn: “The Policing Of The System Has Deteriorated Terribly, But With The Election Of (A) New Mayor, That's Beginning To Change”

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - National Public Radio’s (NPR Ailsa Chang speaks with John Samuelson, a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board, about his reaction to the attack in a Brooklyn subway station that injured multiple people last week. AILSA CHANG, HOST: During the rush hour, a gunman on a subway train in Brooklyn set off a smoke more»

Unions ‘Sound Alarm On Dangerous’ NYC Fire & EMS Staffing

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY) highest-ranking Officer recently told the City Council that had the Department’s “five Firefighter per engine staffing” been in effect during January’s Twin Parks high-rise fire - there would have been four additional Firefighters on the scene of the blaze that killed more»

‘We Will Never Forget’ The Union Members ‘Who Protected Us In The Aftermath Of 9/11’ - ‘For Those Who Did,’ There Are Federal Health Care & Compensation Programs ‘Here To Help You’

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Thousands of lives were saved on 9/11 by Union Members - the First Responders who helped people to safety and initiated search-and-rescue operations. Then, in the months that followed, Union Members reopened schools and office buildings and subway stations and courthouses, starting New York City and the Nation on the path to recovery. At more»

Amazon ‘Objecting’ To Union's Victory On Staten Island, ‘Alleging Interference’

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) – Amazon is accusing the new Wnion at a New York City warehouse of threatening Workers unless they voted to organize, an assertion an attorney for the Labor Group called "really absurd." A second Labor Group - the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which is attempting to organize an Amazon warehouse in more»

Nail Salon Workers Are #AllHandsIn for Change! - Workers Rally In Manhattan ‘To Demand Fair Wages & Safer Working Conditions’

Published on Friday, April 8, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Nail Salon Workers gathered in Manhattan this week to demand fair wages and safer working conditions. The Nail Industry in New York State is broken, and in their own words, Workers shared why we need an #AllHandsIn approach that gives Workers a voice on how to set standards in the industry. The 50 or so Nail Salon Workers, mostly more»

After 29 Bargaining Sessions With The Administration, Union-Represented Adjunct Professors At Mercy College In Dobbs Ferry ‘Vote To Strike If First & Fair Contract Isn’t Reached Before The End Of The Semester ’

Published on Thursday, April 7, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(DOBBS FERRY, NEW YORK) - The Union representing Adjunct Faculty and Members at Dobbs Ferry-based Mercy College says there will be a Strike if a fair first contract is not reached before the end of the semester. The Union, which represents more than 700 Employees and says the vote to authorize a strike was overwhelming, said they're not receiving fair pay more»

Apple Is Being Sued ‘For Not Paying Employees To The Letter Of The Law’ In New York

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Apple is facing a Class Action Lawsuit for not paying their New York State Employees weekly. A former Apple Store employee, Raven Ramos, who worked at the Fifth Avenue location, is suing on behalf of herself and current Employees in New York. In the State of New York, law requires companies to pay manual Workers on a weekly basis. This more»

SEIU Leader Mary Kay Henry Tells LaborPress: “Unionized Workers Know They’re ‘More Powerful Than Any Billionaire CEO or Union-Busting Corporation’”

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - When Farmingville, Long Island Starbucks Worker Sam Cornetta told their manager she may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 during a Christmas Eve shift last December, the Pro-Union Barista was told “secondhand contact was fine” and ordered to keep working. In February, seven Starbucks Workers in Memphis, Tennessee - more»

More Than 90% Of BuzzFeed News Union Vote To Approve Strike Amidst Announcement Of Newsroom Cuts - Union Slams News As ‘Regressive Bargaining,’ Plans Strike ‘If Management Continues Bargaining In Bad Faith’

Published on Monday, April 4, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The NewsGuild of New York-represented Workers at BuzzFeed News announced they’ve overwhelmingly voted to authorize their Bargaining Team to call a Strike should management continue bargaining in bad faith. The Unit represents 61 Members - 90% of which participated in the vote, with 91% voting to authorize the call to Strike. The more»

32BJ SEIU ‘Demands Airlines Pledge Living Wage For’ Airport Contractors’ Workers

Published on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Airport Contract Workers rallied at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this week as part of a nationwide campaign to win living wages and the right to form a Union at some 30 airports across the country. With travel picking up as COVID-19 rates are at least temporarily declining, airlines are “making so much money that more»

From Health Care To IUOE Local 30 - Meet ‘Outstanding’ Apprentice Erin DeVera, Who Left A Job As A Caregiver For A Career In The Unionized Building Trades

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) consists of more than 400,000 Members across 123 local Unions throughout the United States and Canada. It is a diversified Trade Union that primarily represents Operating Engineers who work as Heavy Equipment Operators, Mechanics and Surveyors in the Construction Industry, along with more»

A Labor Perspective From Judith Wishnia, Former Editor Of United University Professions’ The Active Retiree Newsletter: ‘My Father Saw The Triangle Fire’

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News Editor’s Note: Judith Wishnia, a retired Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Stony Brook University, is former Editor of United University Professions’ (UUP) The Active Retiree newsletter. She is also the Mother of LaborPress Reporter Steve Wishnia. My Father, Morris Passoff, nicknamed “Whitey” more»

The Model Alliance Announces The ‘Fashion Workers Act, A New Pro-Labor Bill To Protect’ Models & Other Industry Creatives

Published on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On the steps of Lincoln Center, the former home of New York Fashion Week, Sara Ziff of the Model Alliance joined New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Models Karen Elson and Teddy Quinlivan to announce the Fashion Workers Act - proposed legislation co-sponsored by Hoylman and New York State Assembly Member Karines Reyes that would more»

The 111th Commemoration Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire ‘Highlights The Parallels Between That Deadly Blaze That Took The Lives of 146 Mostly Young Immigrant Women & Today’s COVID-19 Pandemic’s Fatalities’

Published on Friday, March 25, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - For the third year in a row, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a coalition of Unions and Labor Advocacy Groups will hold a virtual commemoration marking the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire March 25th, 1911. The infamous lower Manhattan blaze took the lives of 146 mostly young Immigrant Women Workers and led to the more»

Labor Union Health Fund ‘Targets’ Hospital Prices, ‘Looks To Form Purchasing Coalition’

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Frustrated by high hospital prices, a large Union's Health Fund, which oversees benefits for 200,000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Workers and their families, is determined to rein in spending after an analysis of its claims data showed about 59% of its health care spending goes toward hospitals, according to more»

The Amazon Labor Union ‘Builds A Community Coalition To Organize The Retail Giant’ In Staten Island - The Union Election For Amazon Workers At The Company’s JFK8 Warehouse Is Set To Begin This Friday

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - The Union Election for Amazon Workers at the company’s JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island is set to begin this Friday (March 25th). If the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) is successful and the Workers vote to Unionize, it will be a historic victory. It would be the first Union at Amazon anywhere in the United States. And, it will more»

Records Show People Of Color ‘Boxed Out Of Highest Paying’ Longshoremen Jobs On The New York-New Jersey Waterfront

Published on Monday, March 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Lucrative Longshoreman jobs at the seaports of New York Harbor are nice if you can get them - but just a small fraction of the highest-paid dock gigs are given to Blacks and Latinos. Just 16 of the 209 Longshoremen - less than 8% - who make at least $400,000 a year are Black and nine others are Latino, according to salary records The New York Daily News more»

The NLRB ‘Seeks To Force’ Amazon ‘To Reinstate Fired’ Staten Island Warehouse Worker

Published on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking to reinstate an Amazon Employee who was fired in the early days of the Coronavirus Pandemic after leading a protest calling for the company to do more to protect Workers against COVID-19. Gerald Bryson, who worked at an Amazon warehouse in the New York City Borough of more»

The Gender Pay Gap: New York City’s ‘Enduring Shame’

Published on Friday, March 18, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Scores of Labor Activists stood on the steps of New York City Hall earlier this week for New York’s Equal Pay Day, the annual milestone that marks how far into a calendar year a Woman has to work to make what a Man earned the previous year. “What do we want? Equal Pay! When do we want it? Now,” the boisterous crowd more»

Employers & Employees - ‘Be Apprised Of Several New Changes’ To New York State & New York City Labor Laws

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
New York employers in the Hospitality Industry are no strangers to the constant proliferation of Labor Laws that they must keep up with in order to avoid substantial penalties and expensive lawsuits. Now, just as the hustle to comply with COVID-19-related Labor Laws calms down, employers and their Employees should be aware that there are several new more»

Labor Perspective From New York State/New York City Building And Construction Trades President Gary LaBarbera: As New York’s ‘Next Building Boom Approaches, It’s Time To Double Down On Construction Safety’

Published on Monday, March 14, 2022 in New York City Labor News
The Gotham Gazette Editor’s Note: Gary LaBarbera is the President of both the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. One look at the New York City skyline and you know that tens of thousands of Workers have made their mark on this city. Ironworkers, more»

Governor Hochul Announces PLA With Long Island Construction Labor Unions ‘That Will Also Create A Pipeline To Construction Careers through Apprenticeships’

Published on Sunday, March 13, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NASSAU COUNTY, LONG ISLAND) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) will be developing a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in partnership with Long Island Construction Labor Unions that will be used on all large-scale projects that DASNY undertakes on Long Island. Hochul also committed to appoint a more»

“We’re ‘Disappointed By The Realities Of The Data’” - Actors’ Equity Releases Latest Annual Diversity & Inclusion Hiring Bias Report

Published on Friday, March 11, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association, the National Labor Union representing more than 51,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers in live theatre, has released the Union’s third Diversity and Inclusion Hiring Bias Report, tracking the demographics of how its Members are hired for acting and stage management work, and how much they were more»