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Plaza Hotel (Getty)

Why it has taken four years for the Plaza to fix a balcony

UPDATED Aug. 28, 2020, 2:45 pm: An internal dispute over union labor at the Plaza has gone public. In...

Why it has taken four years for the Plaza to fix a balcony
Navillus president Donal O’Sullivan (Image via Navillus)

Navillus CEO, sister arrested in $1M scheme to cheat unions

After emerging from bankruptcy and paying a massive settlement to construction unions, Navillus Contracting faces criminal charges that its...

Navillus CEO, sister arrested in $1M scheme to cheat unions
Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Hotel Trades Council president Peter Ward (Credit: Getty Images)

In nod to union, de Blasio will seek special permit for hotel development

In a victory for New York City Hotel Trades Council union, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration will seek to...

In nod to union, de Blasio will seek special permit for hotel development
A moment during massive rally in Midtown this week (Credit: SEIU 32BJ)

32BJ SEIU, office owners avoid strike with tentative labor contract

Union office cleaners and landlords have reached a tentative deal for a new four-year contract — more than a...

32BJ SEIU, office owners avoid strike with tentative labor contract
32BJ SEIU president Kyle Bragg (Credit: 32BJ SEIU)

Kyle Bragg will take over as 32BJ SEIU president

Executive Vice President Kyle Bragg will take over as president of 32BJ SEIU following the death of its president...

Kyle Bragg will take over as 32BJ SEIU president
A New York City project could receive as much as $1 million in subsidies without requiring a prevailing wage (Credit: iStock)

The state is still moving on prevailing wage legislation, but the definition might not be as broad

Legislators in Albany may narrow the scope of a bill that would define which public works projects require higher wages. A new bill under...

The state is still moving on prevailing wage legislation, but the definition might not be as broad
All in the family? New suit claims carpenters union fired laborer for filing safety complaint’s against prez’s brother

All in the family? New suit claims carpenters union fired laborer for filing safety complaint’s against prez’s brother

A former labor organizer with the New York City District Council of Carpenters claims he was fired as payback for identifying safety issues at...

All in the family? New suit claims carpenters union fired laborer for filing safety complaint’s against prez’s brother
Here’s the latest in the unions’ fight against Related’s Stephen Ross

Here’s the latest in the unions’ fight against Related’s Stephen Ross

The union fight against Related Companies is escalating. Union organizers parked a billboard outside the company’s Columbus Circle headquarters,...

Here’s the latest in the unions’ fight against Related’s Stephen Ross
One of the city’s biggest concrete contractors, Navillus, saves itself from bankruptcy

One of the city’s biggest concrete contractors, Navillus, saves itself from bankruptcy

Navillus, one of the city’s most active concrete contractors, has reached an agreement with the unions to toss a $76 million judgment against the...

One of the city’s biggest concrete contractors, Navillus, saves itself from bankruptcy
The state of the (construction) union

The state of the
(construction) union

To hire union or to go open shop, that is the question — at least for many developers. While that has long been a loaded question, it’s never been more fraught with political ramifications and...

The state of the
(construction) union
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