Bipartisan infrastructure bill will benefit NY

Bipartisan infrastructure bill will benefit NY To our representatives in Congress – do your duty and pass the bipartisan infrastructure framework. It isn’t often that the people we elect to represent our best interests in Washington have an opportunity to pass impactful legislation that will benefit every single American for generations to come. In fact, […] Read More

Local Laborers’ 190 Donates PJs and Pillows to South End Children’s Cafe

It’s the season of giving and local organizations are working hard to try to fill wish lists of families in need across the Capital Region. The South End Children’s Cafe in Albany is just one organization helping families in the area, and on Tuesday, the Local Laborers’ 190 stopped by to help fulfill some wishes. […] Read More

Essay: City Council should move forward with new RPD substation

While it’s a year that many of us would like to forget, 2020 will forever be remembered for the turmoil, fear, and health, social and economic crises our nation faced. The COVID-19 pandemic has systematically killed hundreds of thousands nationwide, irreversibly sickened countless more and crippled our economy. Families have forever been changed, whether it’s […] Read More

Union gives away pillows and PJs

The New York State Laborers Union Local 17 partnered with the New York State Laborer’s Health and Safety Trust Fund to give away pajamas, pillows, school supplies and toys to children in need and at no cost. The event was set up in just a few days and held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, […] Read More

Patsy’s Barber Shop Offering Free Back-to-School Haircuts for Kids

A local labor union and barbershop are teaming up to get kids back to school haircuts for free. Kids are the VIP guests at Patsy’s Barbershop in Albany. “It’s really all about love and love is the answer and we’re trying to spread some generosity in these hard times,” said William Yager, owner of Patsy’s […] Read More

NYS Laborers Show Solidarity With Workers In New Rochelle, Yonkers

Laborers Local 60 and the New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust recognized essential workers helping to keep Westchester County moving by giving them free meals on Tuesday as they worked on job sites in New Rochelle and Yonkers.  Local 60 members distributed meals for hungry workers this week. At the Montesano job site in […] Read More

Donations Keep South End Children’s Cafe Feeding Families

Trays of chicken, canned goods, snacks, and other essential items were unloaded from a van and transported into the South End Children’s Café on Monday. “We’ve donated anything from shampoo, any food items, dry items,” said Anthony Fresina, the business manager for Laborers’ Local Union 190. Fresina and other union members were dropping off these […] Read More

Don’t close the door on fracking in New York yet

This week, we learned that the New York State Senate intends to introduce legislation to permanently ban fracking in New York. Many will recall that the New York Laborers Union, along with our members and supporters, were instrumental in the organized effort to explain and promote the many benefits fracking would create in the way […] Read More

Albany County legislators will wade into union-environmentalist conflict

Labor unions and environmentalists are squaring off over a plan to burn used tires to power the LaFargeHolcim cement plant in Coeymans, marking one of the latest chapters in what has long been an uneasy co-existence between the two groups which typically are aligned in other causes. The latest scuffle could come to a head […] Read More

Union vs. non-union workers: Which construction sites are safer?

The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) recently released new statistics it says show union construction workers in New York City were five times less likely to suffer a fatal accident last year than their non-union counterparts. Although, not everyone agrees. Read Full Article

Jornaleros y obreros denuncian robo de salarios por más de $70,000

Apertrechados contra las bajas temperaturas, resguardados por decenas de policías y ante una gran rata inflable -símbolo de la explotación por parte de las empresas contratistas-, un nutrido grupo de trabajadores de la construcción exigió este martes la devolución de sus salarios robados, frente a la sede de la New Line Structures, en plena Fashion […] Read More

Union leader feels “shunned” by the Albright-Knox

In just about a month, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be shutting down to prepare for a major expansion project. But an area labor leader is concerned the work is not going to include unionized skilled workers.   Laborer’s Local 210, the Buffalo Building Trades and Construction Council, and the New York State Laborers’ Organizing Fund […] Read More