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Carpenters Picket Jersey City Luxury Condos

July 23, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Jersey City, NJ - Charging that a subcontractor is using out-of-town workers and paying them substandard wages, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters union on July 17 picketed a luxury-condo building under construction on the Jersey City waterfront.

Carpenters Call On de Blasio to Restore Cuts, Settle Contract

July 14, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Carpenters President Steve McInnis.

New York, NY - Already in danger of being in violation of two prior Restraining Orders, and facing an upcoming court date that could seriously tarnish Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legacy as a progressive, pro-union mayor — the New York City District of Council of Carpenters on Thursday called on Hizzoner to immediately restore workers’ vacation time and sick days - and return to the bargaining table to settle a fair contract. 

Philly Building Trades Expand Apprenticeship Access

July 11, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - Working with the city’s building-trades unions, the city government, developers, and institutions have launched three pre-apprenticeship programs intended to increase the number of women and minorities in the city’s construction industry.

James Cahill Leads with a Lifetime of Service

July 10, 2017 
By Silver Krieger


New York, NY – James W. Cahill, President of the NYS Building & Construction Trades Council, and a member of the New York State AFL-CIO Executive Council, has been a union member for 50 years.

James Cahill Leads with a Lifetime of Service

July 8, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – James W. Cahill, President of the NYS Building & Construction Trades Council, and a member of the New York State AFL-CIO Executive Council, has been a union member for 50 years.

Gonzalez Vows to Work with Carpenters In Rooting Out Bad Developers

June 30, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

Stephen McInnis and Eric Gonzalez shake hands.

Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn’s acting District Attorney, and inside favorite to win September’s crowded primary race, has earned the NYC District Council of Carpenters endorsement this week, vowing to devote the necessary resources to successfully identify and prosecute crooked real estate developers who put profits over worker safety. 

City: Brooklyn Scaffold Fatality Was Wearing a Safety Harness

June 21, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Scene of the deadly fall.

New York, NY - A 58-year-old man who fell to his death this past Sunday in Brooklyn while scraping paint off the facade at 1382 Nostrand Avenue was wearing the safety harness that should have been able to save his life. 

AFL-CIO Housing  Trust Update

June 20, 2017 
AFL-CIO Housing  Trust Update
Reprinted
www.aflcio-hit.com

Washington, DC -  The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has released the second installment of its HIT Podcast series, "Community Revitalization the Union Way."

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