Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis’

Oct
2016
5

St. Louis Building Trades Leader: Clean Energy Program Would Create 6K Jobs, $1B Economic Impact

St. Louis Building Trades Leader: Clean Energy Program Would Create 6K Jobs, $1B Economic Impact
  In a recent op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Building Trades Executive Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Aboussie came out in support of Missouri’s new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) initiative. The program aims to “help homeowners use less energy, lower utility bills, make their homes safer and more comfortable,…
Mar
2016
10

St. Louis Building Trades Push for Diversity Standards on Defense Dept Project

St. Louis Building Trades Push for Diversity Standards on Defense Dept Project
  In a recent op-ed for St. Louis Today, the St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council’s Jeff Aboussie laid out the argument for diversifying the construction sector through the new headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The project, which might be located in North St. Louis, would allow the…
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Sep
2015
29

St. Louis Ironworkers’ Gesture for Young Cancer Patient Spurs Union to Raise $10,000 for Family

St. Louis Ironworkers' Gesture for Young Cancer Patient Spurs Union to Raise $10,000 for Family
  It began with two construction workers waving to a two-year-old cancer patient, isolated in a Children’s Hospital room. Then one day, they took a few seconds to write “get well soon” on a steel beam they were placing on a new construction opposite her window.  A friendship was sparked. The pair of Ironworkers Local…
Jun
2015
5

St. Louis Mayor, Building Trades Celebrate Latest Class of BUD Program Minority Pre-Apprentices

St. Louis Mayor, Building Trades Celebrate Latest Class of BUD Program Minority Pre-Apprentices
  In St. Louis, the latest class of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) pre-apprenticeship program has graduated prompting local politicians and civic leaders to celebrate.  The BUD program is a first-of-its- kind pre-apprenticeship program targeting minority skills development. It has been recognized by the White House and labeled a…
Jul
2014
23

In St. Louis Dem Primary, Labor Needs to Unseat a Shockingly Anti-Union Incumbent

In St. Louis Dem Primary, Labor Needs to Unseat a Shockingly Anti-Union Incumbent
  St. Louis County Council member Steve Stenger is asking labor to help him in his bid to become County Executive, claiming incumbent Charlie Dooley’s anti-union record should be enough to encourage union members to get out the vote.  With low turnout likely (65,000 of the county’s 700,000+ voters are expected to make it to [&hellip…;
Jan
2014
29

St. Louis Building Trades to Weigh in On Radioactive Waste Cleanup at West Lake

St. Louis Building Trades to Weigh in On Radioactive Waste Cleanup at West Lake
  In St. Louis, the West Lake Landfill is beginning to be recognized for what it is: an unregulated radioactive waste dump in dire need of a clean up.  Pushing this message is the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, an organization which would like to see custody of the landfill turned over from the EPA [&hellip…;
Dec
2013
5

Union Pension Investment Will Bring 276-Unit Apartment Complex to Life in St. Louis

Union Pension Investment Will Bring 276-Unit Apartment Complex to Life in St. Louis
  An event was held Monday to show appreciation for the workers who are completing the $42 million Cortona Apartment complex in the Forest Park section of St. Louis. The project was made possible through the AFL-CIO’s Building Investment Trust, which invests union pension money in projects that ensure good, union jobs are created.  The…
Jun
2013
6

St. Louis Building Trades Unions Put $600,000 Toward Home Buyer Incentive Program, Job Creation

  St. Louis area unions are continuing to come up with creative ideas to get their members work.  This time, nine area unions have created a fund that will provide incentives for potential home buyers to spur purchases and, in turn, create jobs. The unions have placed $600,000 into a stimulus fund that will provide [&hellip…;