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The Deadly Reality Of Construction Work: Minorities Suffer Most From Workplace Negligence - Construction Worker Deaths Are Rising In New York & Latinos Are Especially At Risk

Published on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Construction Worker deaths are rising in New York, and Latinos are especially at risk. That’s according to a new report, released last month, by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Between 2006 and 2015, at least 464 Construction Workers died while on the job in New York. The study also found more»

Via The Columbia Journalism Review: Leaders Of Union Drive Among Those Laid Off At Slate

Published on Monday, February 20, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Slate laid off five Staffers last week, two of whom were leaders of a Unionization Effort at the left-leaning news operation. Those affected by the layoffs include Politics Editor Tommy Craggs, Senior Editor Rachael Larimore, Associate Editor Laura Anderson, Finance Columnist Helaine Olen, and Podcast Producer Mike Vuolo. Slate also more»

Via LaborPress.org: Organized Labor Says Safety Reforms Do Not Come At the Cost of Construction Jobs!

Published on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In the last two years, when Construction Workers have died on mostly Non-Union job sites throughout New York City, it’s largely been communities of color who have been left to pick up the pieces, but that isn’t stopping opponents of the new Construction Safety Act from advancing the glaringly specious argument that legislative more»

Tipped Workers Rally In New York City Against U.S. Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder, Say They ‘Can't Afford’ Fast Food Chain Owner's ‘Ugly’ Sexism

Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The prospect of having Fast Food Kingpin Andy Puzder confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary during Senate confirmation hearings that are to occur this week has Low Wage Workers across the country feeling sick to their stomachs - and the nausea is even worse among hard-working women forced to depend on tipped wages to eke out a living. As head more»

Citing Trump’s Experience As A Builder, Three Democratic & Republican Elected Reps Ask Him To Back Project Labor Agreements

Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Citing Republican President Donald Trump’s experience as a builder and his knowledge of Construction Unions, as well as the industry - six representatives, three from each party, have asked Trump to back the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on Federally-Funded Construction Projects. U.S. Representative Donald Norcross more»

In Preparation For The Attacks Expected To Be Unleashed By U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos United Federation Of Teachers Launches #PublicSchoolProud Campaign

Published on Friday, February 10, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Delegates have voted to launch a #PublicSchoolProud Campaign to champion New York City’s Public Schools in preparation for the attacks expected to be unleashed by newly-confirmed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. It’s a strategy the Union hopes will be replicated across the country more»

NewsGuild-Represented Standard & Poor Workers Say They Are Being “Left Behind As” S&P’s Wealth Skyrockets, Point To Company Cutting Overtime & Denied Raises Despite Record Profits

Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As Stand & Poor (S&P) refuses $16 weekly raises for its NewsGuild-represented Employees, the company is announcing stratospheric earnings of $5.66 billion last year, representatives of The NewsGuild Local 31003 of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced this week. The company’s net income in 2016 soared 82% to more»

Via LaborPress.org: There's ‘No Working With’ Trump

Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Eighteen days into the Trump Administration finds the House of Labor playing a very dangerous game with the “Bully-in-Chief” - simultaneously standing on the very vanguard of the Trump resistance, while at the same time - whether through wishful thinking or staggering myopia - helping to legitimize it. On January 20th, more»

Construction Union Membership Inches Up In 2016

Published on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In its analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data, including both commercial and residential construction, the Associated General Contractors of America reports Union Representation of Construction Workers (+0.6%) and Construction Union Membership (+0.7%) grew from 2015 to 2016. Median Weekly Construction Industry Wages also more»

He’s Back & Looking To Lend His Anti-Union/Workers Expertise To Trump: Republican Wisconsin Governor Walker Talks To Administration About National Expansion Of His State’s Act 10 Labor Limits

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN) - President Donald Trump's Administration is interested in going national with Wisconsin's restrictions on Unions, Republican Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Governor Scott Walker said Wednesday (February 1st). Walker said he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to the White House last week about his 2011 move to sharply more»

Via NY1.com: Calling For Increased Safety At Construction Sites, Estimated 30,000 Construction Workers Rally In New York City As Council Considers New Bills

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The war between Union and Non-Union Labor spilled onto Broadway, and into the New York City Council Chamber on Tuesday (January 31st) - all over the issue of safety on construction sites and how much Workers are trained to deal with the risks of the job. "We ‘want to make sure that all construction workers at the end of the day go more»

Union-Represented Huffington Post Employees Ratify First Union Contract - Three-Year Deal Covers More Than 200 Workers & Guarantees Raises, Editorial Independence And Enhanced Diversity

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Union-represented Huffington Post Employees ratified their first Union Contract Monday (January 30th), becoming the largest Digital News Site to collectively bargain amid a series of newsroom organizing drives. Huffington Post management voluntarily recognized the Employees’ Union nearly a year ago. The site is represented by more»

Working People ‘Standing Up For What’s Right:’ New York City Taxi Union Declares Work Stoppage In Protest Of Trump's Muslim Ban

Published on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which works with more than 50,000 Licensed Yellow Taxi Drivers, called for a one-hour work stoppage at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City Saturday (January 28th) in protest of President Donald Trump's Executive Order banning all refugees for 120 days and suspending re-entry for more»

Via LaborPress.org: New York City Labor Leaders Say Despite Meeting With Building Trades Leaders At The White House, Trump’s “Greater Plan Is To Divide And Conquer” The House Of Labor

Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Earlier this week, the leaders of several major Unions reportedly exited a White House meeting with Donald Trump sounding upbeat and enthusiastic about the future - but it also looks like the meeting was actually the first step in Trump’s greater plan to divide and conquer the House of Labor. For months, Local Labor Leaders, more»

Via LaborPress.org: New York City Labor Coalition Uses A ‘Big Stick’ Against Union Busters & Climate Change Deniers

Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A grassroots coalition of Labor Unions and community groups took a big stick to President Donald Trump’s cabinet of climate change deniers and Anti-Labor crusaders earlier this week, urging the New York City Council to enact a bold new strategy for renewable solar energy that benefits both the environment and Workers alike. Over the more»

Via LaborPress.org: Protesting The Industry Deaths Of 30 Over The Past 24 Months In New York City, A Number Of Unionized Construction Workers Are Arrested In Act Of Civil Disobedience

Published on Friday, January 20, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Unionized Construction Workers protesting as many as 30 industry deaths over the past 24 months in New York City were hauled away on an NYPD Prison Bus earlier this week after engaging in an act of civil disobedience in front of 23 Park Row. “We’re ‘putting ourselves out there to be arrested to make sure that their more»

Via LaborPress.org: Governor Cuomo Sends ‘Mixed Messages’ On Labor Issues In Six Separate State Of The State Address Held Across New York From Manhattan To Buffalo

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo sent mixed message on Labor issues in the six separate State of the State addresses he delivered last week. Cuomo proposed a massive infrastructure program that would likely create thousands of Union Construction Jobs, but also insisted that the State legalize app-based taxi services such as Uber and Lyft outside more»

The Transit Workers Union & The Metropolitan Transportation Authority In New York City Reach A Tentative Contract Agreement - Union President Says New Deal Features “Solid Raises And Other Strong Economic Gains”

Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 - which represents 38,000 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Employees, reached a Tentative Contract Agreement Monday (January 16th) after failing to meet a midnight deadline, Local 100 John Samuelsen announced. “We won a tentative contract with ‘solid’ raises and more»

Via LaborPress.org: SEIU Leaders Team Up With New York City’s Elected Officials To Send a Message To President-Elect Trump And His U.S. Labor Secretary Nominee, Andy Puzder: ‘You're Not Normal!’

Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Union behind pioneering Fast Food Workers in New York City teamed up with City Council Speaker Melissa-Mark Viverito and other elected officials late last week to denounce fast food kingpin Andy Puzder’s nomination as U.S. Labor Secretary - and to urge Congressional Democrats to grill the CEO like a well-done burger during more»

New York City Mayor ‘Sides Against’ Construction Unions Over Mandatory Training Proposal - Argues Better Inspections & Rules That Would ‘Do More To Improve’ Safety

Published on Friday, January 13, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has refused to back mandatory Apprenticeship Programs for Construction Workers, siding against a proposal backed by Construction Unions. “Everyone knows ‘I prefer’ Union Labor and I’m a ‘big fan’ of Apprenticeship Programs. I don’t think (a) more»

Via LaborPress.org: New York State Looks To ‘Crack Down’ On Wage Theft

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing the amending of State law to hold members of out-of-state limited liability companies personally financially liable for unsatisfied judgments for unpaid wages. This liability already applies to in-state and out-of-state corporations, and to in-state LLCs, but not to out-of-state LLCs. In more»

Via LaborPress.org: Modernizing Voting In The State Of New York

Published on Monday, January 9, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a series of actions to modernize New York State’s voting system. The Democracy Project would allow early voting and adopt both automatic voter registration and same day voter registration. These new actions will streamline Voter Registration Services, remove unnecessary barriers that prevent more»

Via LaborPress.org’s ‘Blue Collar Buzz:’ Priority One - Organized Labor Should Work To Impeach & Imprison Trump

Published on Friday, January 6, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - So, less than half of Americans participating in a new Gallup poll released earlier this week believe Donald J. Trump will be able to effectively carry out the basic duties of president – now, the only question is: Who in their right mind still believes that he can do the job? From Labor Leaders to favorite cousins, the steady more»

Via LaborPress.org: New York State Launches Public Awareness Campaign Reminding New Yorkers Of Minimum Wage Increase

Published on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week the launch of a public awareness campaign to remind New Yorkers that the first increase to the Minimum Wage went into effect on December 31st (2016). Governor Cuomo signed landmark legislation in 2016 making New York the first State in the nation to enact a $15 Minimum Wage. The ads are in more»

Union Representing The Rockettes Negotiates Compromise: Any Rockette Not Wanting To Take Part In Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Is Free To Stay Home, With No Threat To Her Employment

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Aside from the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, there is nothing that stands more for New York City than the Rockettes, an all-women’s dancing and singing troupe that’s been performing at Rockefeller Center’s Radio Music hall for decades. And the performers are certainly familiar with their near neighbor, more»

New Jersey Lawmakers OK Bill To Stop Owners Closing Casinos To Avoid Union Contracts

Published on Monday, December 26, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(TRENTON, NEW JERSEY) - New Jersey State Lawmakers have given their final approval to a bill that would punish billionaire investor Carl Icahn for closing Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino and, in essence, avoid responsibility to his Workers’ Union Contract. The State Assembly recently voted 60-to-17 to approve a bill that would impose a more»

Under The ‘That Didn’t Take Long, Did It?’ Category, Via LaborPress.org: Columbia University Challenges Successful Graduate Assistants’ Union Vote

Published on Friday, December 23, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – It only took one week after Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants at Columbia University voted overwhelmingly for a Union that the university filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) challenging the election’s validity. The petition, filed on December 16th, asks the NLRB to void the election, in more»

Via LaborPress.org: The State University Of New York Graduate Assistants Union Reaches New Contract Agreement With New York State On A Three-Year Deal That Features A 6% Wage Increase Over The Life Of The Agreement

Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The State University of New York Graduate Assistants Union (SUNYGAU)/Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1104 has reached a new contract agreement with New York State on a three-year deal that features a 6% wage increase over the life of the agreement, it was announced this week. The agreement, which impacts 5,000 SUNYGAU/CWA more»

Via LaborPress.org: The Deaths Of 29 New York City Construction Workers Spurs New Legislation That’s Set To Debut In Early 2017, Which Seeks To Require Apprentice Training On Certain Types Of New Development Citywide

Published on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The deaths of 29 Construction Workers killed on mostly Non-Union job sites throughout New York City over the last two years, has led to the creation of new legislation set to debut in early 2017 that seeks to require Apprentice Training on certain types of new developments citywide. Council Member Jumaane Williams (Democrat-45th more»

From The New York Times: Safety Lapses & Deaths Amid NYC Building Boom - An Increase In Fatalities And Injuries Has Mostly Affected Undocumented Immigrant Laborers And Far Exceeds The Rate Of New Construction

Published on Friday, December 16, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Manuel Colorado, a 36-year-old Construction Worker, was installing decking last year at a new building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when he lost his balance and fell 19 feet to his death. A few weeks later, a guest at the Dream Hotel in Midtown Manhattan heard someone screaming outside. Gurmeet Singh, a 58-year-old Indian Immigrant doing more»

New Children’s Book - Jimmy’s Carwash Adventure - Provide Kids With A ‘First Look’ At Labor Rights

Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: The following is a review of a new children’s book: Jimmy’s Carwash Adventure, by author Victor Narro that explores Workers’ Rights. The book has been published by Hard Ball Press, a publishing house that is dedicated to helping Working Class People like Narro tell their stories. (NEW YORK CITY) more»

Via LaborPress.org: Fighting Fast Food Workers Are Poised To Win New Protections In New York City

Published on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - For the last four years, the mantra of Fast Food Workers has been “Fifteen Dollars an Hour and a Union” – but last week, New York City Council Members introduced a new legislative package that paves the way for $15 and a non-profit organization. City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s (Democrat-District 21) more»

Via FOX Sports: Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association Fighters ‘Go Union,’ Say They Were “Tired Of Getting Screwed”

Published on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in New York City Labor News
Several prominent fighters, including former champions Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez and T.J. Dillashaw, have united together in their new Union – the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) - in hopes of making drastic changes at the UFC. In a conference call, the fighters were joined by former Bellator Founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney as more»

Via LaborPress.org: The SEIU Says Based On A Recent Survey, While Airlines Are Making ‘Record’ Profits, 42% Of Airport Workers Are Living Below The Poverty Line

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - According to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 42% of Airport Workers live below the poverty level. This based on a recent SEIU survey of Workers at the nation's 30 busiest hubs. Those interviewed included Security Officers, Baggage Handlers, Cabin Cleaners, Janitors, Wheelchair Attendants and other Passenger Service more»

LaborPress.org’s Blue Collar Buzz: New York City Building Contractors Tell Us Why They Prefer Union Workers

Published on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK, CITY) - We hear a lot about how being in a Labor Union helps Workers - , what’s in it for management? Why would businesses want to pay more for Union Labor? On this week’s episode of LaborPress.org’ Blue Collar Buzz, airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, Louis Coletti of the Building Trades Employers Association more»

Promising Its “Largest, Most Disruptive Protest Ever” In Response To Trump’s Victory In The Presidential Election, Minimum Wage Protests Are Planned In 340 Cities

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Organizers behind a movement to increase the Minimum Wage to $15 an hour are promising its “largest, most disruptive protest ever” in response to Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. On the fourth anniversary of the movement to raise wages, tens of thousands of low-wage Workers will protest next more»

Via LaborPress.org: Spotlight On IATSE Local 1 & The Union Professionals ‘Who Have What It Takes’ To Run America’s #1 Holiday Show – The Annual Christmas Spectacular At Radio City Music Hall In NYC

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Putting on Radio City’s annual Christmas Spectacular takes an incredible amount of work – and it is International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 1’s highly-skilled- and -trained Union Membership that makes America’s #1 Holiday Show go. Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular – which more»

A Very Important Read From NewsGuild of New York President Peter Szekely: As Union Members & Journalists Defending Labor, Press Rights In A Trump Administration

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in New York City Labor News
After a U.S. presidential campaign like none we've ever seen, came an election night shock like nothing we ever imagined. As Union Members and journalists, we face the prospect of a more hostile future. But, we are not powerless - we have our values and our craft. The campaign of Donald Trump stirred a wave of intolerance and the press got its share. more»

Via Laborpress.org: NYC Building Trades & The Real Estate Board Of New York Reach Deal On Construction Tax Break

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City’s Building Trades Unions have announced an agreement with real-estate developers that could revive the 421-a program, which gives more than $1 billion a year in city property-tax exemptions for new apartment construction. The deal grew out of an arrangement Governor Andrew Cuomo put together after the State Legislature more»

Via LaborPress.org: Actors Equity Continues Contract Negotiations With Off Broadway Theater Owners In New York City – Old Pact Expired In Early November, Pay Increase Sought For Actors & Stage Manager

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors Equity Association is currently negotiating a new agreement with Off-Broadway theater owners. Their current contract expired on November 6th (2016). The pay increase being negotiated by Actors Equity will enable Union-represented Actors and Stage Managers to obtain a living wage, Union Officials said. An Off-Broadway theater is more»

Via LaborPress.org: How The Cookie & The Country ‘Crumbles:’ BCTGM Fights Nabisco Outsourcing

Published on Monday, November 14, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International (BCTGM) Union is in the middle of a war. The Union represents nearly 4,000 Workers at Mondelez International, the maker of Nabisco snack products, which has outsourced the production of Oreos from Chicago to Salinas, Mexico, leaving hundreds of Americans without more»

Via LaborPress.org: Expediting 'Build It Back’ Construction Work In New York City Aimed At Restoring Hard-Hit Hurricane Sandy Neighborhoods

Published on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Legislation in New York City has been passed that will expedite approval of demolition and construction work performed by city-procured contractors under the Build it Back Program. "It's been four years since Hurricane Sandy made landfall and devastated communities across New York City," New York City Council Speaker Melissa more»

Via LaborPress.org: New York City Labor Reacts To Trump Win

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City’s wing of the House of Labor is attempting to come to grips with the idea of Donald Trump in the White House after the ex-reality star and accused sexual predator bested former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Race. Teamsters Local 813 President Sean Campbell told LaborPress that he more»

So – How Does This ‘Make America Great’ Exactly? NLRB ‘Rules Against’ Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, Says His Las Vegas Hotel Violated Labor Law

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency charged with enforcing Federal Labor Law, has ruled the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by refusing to bargain with a Union that represents more than 500 Housekeeping, Food and Beverage and Guest Services Workers. The NLRB's more»

Via LaborPress.org: Teamsters-Represented School Bus Drivers In Brooklyn Reach Contract Deal That Averts Strike

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - The Union representing the 900 Drivers and Attendants at two Brooklyn school-bus companies reached a tentative contract deal late on Halloween night, averting a Strike that could have begun the next morning. The proposed agreement between Teamsters Local 553 and Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit will give Workers raises of up more»

Via LaborPress.org: The New York State Labor Movement Remembers Ed Cleary

Published on Friday, October 28, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 150 Labor Leaders, family and friends attended a memorial in New York City this week to remember former New York State AFL-CIO President Edward J. Cleary, who passed away on July 13th at the age of 86. During the memorial that took place at the United Federation of Teachers’ (UFT) Manhattan headquarters, a half-dozen of more»

More Good Organizing News: Hale & Hearty Commissary Workers In Brooklyn Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The UFCW – 56 Workers Say They Did So To “Build A Better Life Working Here”

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In a huge victory for Working Men and Women in New York City, Workers at Hale & Hearty’s Commissary in Brooklyn banded together and have voted to Unionize. The 56 workers overwhelmingly chose to be represented by New York’s largest Food Workers Union, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500. Donald Torres, more»

Via The New York Daily News: Transport Union Boss Rips Mayor De Blasio For Ignoring ‘Everyday’ New Yorkers, Warns Labor Leaders To ‘Rethink’ Supporting Him In Next Election

Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - It's all about Bill, but it shouldn't be. When announcing his first run for office, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to be a "mayor for our neighborhoods." He said he would take on the elites on behalf of residents who felt "ignored and priced out." During his first three years, the mayor has promoted the same image, that he is a champion more»

In Order To “Improve The Appalling Conditions That Couriers Work Under,” New York City Bike Messengers Announce They’re ‘Going Union’

Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Couriers, including Bike Messengers and Walkers, are creating their own Union. Organizers announced the formation of the New York Messengers Alliance earlier this week. The Member-Driven Union will be affiliated with the National Taxi Workers Alliance. Sadio Ballo, who serves as an Executive Committee Member of the New more»

Via The Real Deal: New York City Council Committee Wants City To Record Data On Accidents At Union, Non-Union Construction Sites To Improve Safety Levels

Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The chair of New York City’s Committee on Housing and Buildings is pushing the city to record whether construction deaths happen on Union or Non-Union sites. The number of construction site incidents increased over the past two years, with 433 accidents and 471 injuries on work sites last year, according to Department of Building more»