Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Sep
2015
2

Rising Injury Rates, Latest Worker Death Renew Safety Concerns on Non-Union NYC Sites

Rising Injury Rates, Latest Worker Death Renew Safety Concerns on Non-Union NYC Sites
  Just days after a worker fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft to his death in Manhattan, the City Department of Buildings released figures showing that construction injuries jumped 34 percent in the previous fiscal year.  The Department of Buildings issued two violations at the non-union construction site after placing a stop work order…
May
2015
14

“Price of Life” Report Reveals Uptick in 2015 NYC Fatalities, Heightened Danger on Non-Union Sites

  Construction workers, labor advocates, politicians, and the families of those killed on the job held a rally at New York City Hall this week, calling for safer worksites in the face of what they view as a workplace fatality outbreak.  The rally coincided with the release of a new report, The Price of Life: [&hellip…;
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Sep
2014
29

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator
  The City of New York has withdrawn an $82 million contract with food service company Maramont Corp. after the New York Daily News revealed that the company owed nearly $88 million for failing to pay living wages for over a decade.  New York City had awarded two new contracts to the company despite their [&hellip…;
Aug
2014
29

de Blasio Settles With Female Teamsters in NYC in Deal Marked by Backpay, Raises, Good Faith

  Teamsters Local 237 has announced a new agreement with the City of New York for school safety agents and special officers.  In reaching a contract, Mayor Bill de Blasio makes good on a campaign promise to settle a pay equity lawsuit that had been lingering for four years.  The city will pay $38 million [&hellip…;
Aug
2014
11

Political Scaff: Data Tampering by Anti-Safety Biz Advocates Exposed in Vital Report

Political Scaff: Data Tampering by Anti-Safety Biz Advocates Exposed in Vital Report
  An article from the Albany Times-Union shows evidence of data tampering in a report on the state’s contentious scaffolding law. Between the initial draft and a final version of the report, the estimate of the law’s cost was artificially increased.   The study, conducted by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, was paid…
Feb
2014
18

Long Awaited Labor Contract Signals Positive Change from Bloomberg to de Blasio

Long Awaited Labor Contract Signals Positive Change from Bloomberg to de Blasio
  After spending nine years without a contract and enduring a ‘Cold War’ with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 200 environmental officers have agreed to new contracts and will each receive $50,000 in back pay.  For unions, the contract is a sign of a new direction for the city under Bill de Blasio. Kenneth [&hellip…;
Jun
2013
5

Framing “Fragmented” Union Endorsements in NYC Mayor’s Race As a Failure Is an Unfair Double Standard

Framing
  Articles are cropping up around New York which address the labor movement vis-a-vis the race to replace Michael Bloomberg as mayor. Many of these pieces seem to be reveling in the fact that the labor movement is not unified behind one candidate as if this somehow displays a weakness or poses a serious problem. [&hellip…;