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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
New York’s construction unions are at a crossroads

New York’s construction unions are at
a crossroads

Standing in front of thousands of construction workers in Union Square, Gary LaBarbera screamed into the microphone — his voice...

New York’s construction unions are at
a crossroads
Carpenters’ union inches toward independence, but members say monitor ignored problems

Carpenters’ union inches toward independence, but members say monitor ignored problems

It’s been nearly a decade since several members and leaders of the city’s carpenters’ union were last indicted on...

Carpenters’ union inches toward independence, but members say monitor ignored problems
WATCH: Union and nonunion ​shops continue to fight for elbow room

WATCH: Union and nonunion ​shops continue to fight for elbow room

 As nonunion construction firms continue to gobble up market share, some trades are taking steps to be more...

WATCH: Union and nonunion ​shops continue to fight for elbow room
Construction pros talk tension between union, nonunion labor at TRD forum

Construction pros talk tension between union, nonunion labor at TRD forum

Although nonunion labor continues to encroach on the New York market, the fight between unions and Related Companies at...

Construction pros talk tension between union, nonunion labor at TRD forum
Will nonunion construction conquer the commercial market next?

Will nonunion construction conquer the commercial market next?

To compete with nonunion labor, union construction companies are increasingly making concessions. The problem, according to some, is that...

Will nonunion construction conquer the commercial market next?
This time it’s personal: LaBarbera says nonunion group’s opposition to construction safety bill is “hypocritical”

This time it’s personal: LaBarbera says nonunion group’s opposition to construction safety bill is “hypocritical”

The Building and Construction Trades Council is ramping up its attacks on a nonunion group that it says isn’t very active in New York...

This time it’s personal: LaBarbera says nonunion group’s opposition to construction safety bill is “hypocritical”
LaBarbera: “Lou Coletti never saw a microphone that he didn’t like”

LaBarbera: “Lou Coletti never saw a microphone that he didn’t like”

Union boss Gary LaBarbera fired back at Lou Coletti on Friday, saying the Building Trades Employers’ Association’s president exaggerated...

LaBarbera: “Lou Coletti never saw a microphone that he didn’t like”
Why an influential construction trade group is now embracing nonunion hardhats

Why an influential construction trade group is now embracing nonunion hardhats

One of the city’s largest construction trade groups is starting to welcome nonunion members as the industry increasingly shifts...

Why an influential construction trade group is now embracing nonunion hardhats
A labor organizer visited a site developed by his boss’s brother. Then, he was fired

A labor organizer visited a site developed by his boss’s brother. Then, he was fired

A well-known labor organizer at the carpenters union was fired last month after he filed a safety complaint at...

A labor organizer visited a site developed by his boss’s brother. Then, he was fired
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