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02Jun 2015

Hundreds of construction workers rallied outside the state capitol in Albany, NY to tell legislators to ‪#‎Fix421a‬. New Yorkers deserve affordable housing and good paying jobs! Sign the letter and tell Albany that New Yorkers deserve better!

01Jun 2015

Labor and community groups joined together today to give testimony at City Council urging them to fix 421-A. New York needs affordable housing and good jobs for the workers building it.

28May 2015

Greater New York LECET had a job site visit in conjunction with Local 79 with the laborers of the 432 Park Ave. job site in Manhattan.

13May 2015

NYSAFAH had their 2015 NYC Conference today and had their sights aimed on tearing down prevailing wage. Construction workers alongside community organizations like VOCAL NY confronted them about their wage and poverty wages. Take action and tell NYSAFAH to clean up their act! NYSAFAH had their 2015 NYC Conference today and had their sights aimed […]

12May 2015

Hundreds of union members including Local 79 and Local 78 joined with community members to rally and march in East NY to demand that the Mayor’s rezoning plans include quality union jobs & affordable housing for all!

01May 2015

There was a massive turnout of LIUNA members from Local 79, Local 78 and Laborers Local 3 from North Jersey for the NYC May Day rally. The rally called for an end to income inequality and demanded real jobs, real wages and real rights!

30Apr 2015

Joining with Build Up NYC and community allies GNY LECET attempted a construction safety visit today. The non-union Pierhouse construction site in Brooklyn Bridge Park has had 10 stop work orders since August 2013. Many of these stop work orders concern health and safety violations, including worker injuries– one of which occurred on February 27th […]

28Apr 2015

Hundreds of Construction Trades union officials, members, and management packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral for International Workers Memorial Day. The mass remembered the lives of construction workers who were killed and injured on job sites over the past year.

21Apr 2015

Local 79 members gave compelling testimony to City Council at a HPD construction contracting oversight hearing today.

21Apr 2015

LABORERS DEMAND TRUE PROCUREMENT REFORM FOR DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION & DEVELOPMENT Contact: Richard Weiss 917-560-0046 In testimony, today, before the New York City Council Joint Committee of Housing & Building and Contracts the leadership of the Mason Tenders District Council of the Laborers International Union of North America, called on the City Council to […]

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