• unions Oct 1

    Top NY Construction Union Leader Among 11 Indicted for Bribery, Fraud

    The president of the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents more than 200,000 unionized construction workers, is among 11 labor officials indicted Thursday on charges including racketeering and fraud. Federal prosecutors allege James Cahill, president of the Trades Council and an executive council member of the state AFL-CIO, accepted bribes to act in favor of non-union…

  • community hiring Aug 13

    ‘Historic' Project Labor Agreements to Provide Union Jobs to Low-Income, Minority NYers

    New York City has entered into a “historic” agreement with construction unions, of the building trades, to provide union jobs and access to union apprenticeships to low-income and minority New Yorkers on city projects as part of the Community Hiring NYC initiative, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. De Blasio said that the construction business is “an area where huge amount…

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