Posts Tagged ‘Non-Union’

Sep
2015
8

Medical Journal: Unionized Construction Workers 29% Less Likely to Suffer Critical Work Injuries

Medical Journal: Unionized Construction Workers 29% Less Likely to Suffer Critical Work Injuries
  A wide-ranging new Canadian study has found that unionized construction workers reported 23 percent fewer injuries that require time off than their non-unionized counterparts.  The study was conducted by the Institute for Work and Health and focused on the years 2006 to 2012. It was published by the Journal of Occupational and…
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…
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Jul
2015
16

Non-Union Construction Firm Agrees to $80K Settlement in NY Wage Abuse Case

  A construction company has been ordered to pay nearly $80,000 in back wages to 21 laborers whom it failed to properly compensate for work on private construction projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Developers Sulajman Koci and Witold Matejkowski, owners of the non-union Stonehenge Restoration, skipped payments for weeks at a time.  Under…
Jul
2015
15

Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic

Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic
  Verizon is moving forward with a contingency plan to train 15,000 replacement workers in the event that contract talks with 38,000 wireline workers represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) don’t turn out how the company would like.  Verizon is currently…
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…;
Dec
2014
3

NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.

NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.
  More than 50 mechanics and delivery men at Castle Oil in the Bronx will lose their jobs to third party, non-union workers following the company’s $56 million purchase by Sprague Energy in early November.  Workers at the Port Morris Terminal in the Bronx and Castle Oil’s Harrison, NY headquarters will be affected.  Following the…
Oct
2014
27

Non-Union Apprenticeship Program in WA Shut Down for Discrimination Against Women

Non-Union Apprenticeship Program in WA Shut Down for Discrimination Against Women
  In Washington state, a non-union International Electrical Contractors (IEC) apprenticeship program was recently shut down due to discrimination against women.  Nicole Grant, Executive Director of the Certified Electrical Workers of Washington and a Vice President of the Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO, wrote about the unfortunate…
Oct
2014
10

Associated Builders & Contractors Members 16 Times More Likely to Be Fined on Public Projects

Associated Builders & Contractors Members 16 Times More Likely to Be Fined on Public Projects
  A newly released video, produced by the State Building and Construction Trades Council (of California), describes the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) long history of driving down wages and misrepresenting the people it claims to represent.  The ABC says it represents 84 percent of the construction industry in California,…
Aug
2014
13

Non-Union Contractor Caught Shaving $50/hour Off Worker Paychecks on City-Funded Project in NY

Non-Union Contractor Caught Shaving $50/hour Off Worker Paychecks on City-Funded Project in NY
  As contractor on the Sugar Hill housing project in Harlem, MountCo construction was supposed to be paying its workers the prevailing wage (nearly $65 an hour).  The reality? Workers on the project were making closer to $15 and being forced to lie about their earnings to inspectors who were there to monitor the company [&hellip…;
Mar
2014
5

Violate, Rinse, Repeat: Non-Union ABC Contractor Cited Following Truck Driver’s Severed Foot

Violate, Rinse, Repeat: Non-Union ABC Contractor Cited Following Truck Driver's Severed Foot
  County Materials Corp., an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) aligned “merit shop” from Plover, Wisconsin, has been fined by OSHA following an investigation into an incident at an Elderon worksite. On September 19, 2013, a driver had his foot severed and his femur crushed. OSHA found that the incident occurred when a cable on…
Dec
2013
9

The Best Kind of Waterloo: Iowa Mayor Pledges Raise to Equalize Non-Union, Union Wages

  In a true ‘rising tide lifts all boats’ story, the mayor of Waterloo, Iowa is pushing a pay raise for all non-unionized city employees based on his desire to keep pace with union earnings.  Mayor Buck Clark’s decision comes months before the city’s unionized workforce is set to receive a 2.9 percent pay raise [&hellip…;