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Senator Menendez Transit Bill Principles Press Conference

On Friday, representatives from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters joined representatives from other trades to support United State Senator Robert Menendez as he unveiled his plans to address the nation’s federal transit infrastructure needs. 

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Morris County Freeholder Win

 

 “When carpenters work, New Jersey works.” On the first Tuesday in June that saying rang true when two NRCC endorsed Morris County freeholder candidates were victorious in winning a tough Republican primary. Morris County is a Republican dominated district, making primary elections extremely significant. Carpenters met with all of the candidates running, but in the end only John Cesaro and Christine Myers proved worthy of our endorsement. Cesaro and Myers demonstrated that they understood the true meaning of Carpenter values. 

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NRCC Hosts New York Lobby Day

(From left to right: Chair of the Labor Committee Assemblywoman Michele Titus, NRCC Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Ballantyne, and NRCC Director of Policy & Planning Michael Cinquanti)

Here at the NRCC we realize the importance of protecting the integrity of the construction industry. We understand that the future of the industry is heavily impacted by the actions of our policy makers.Our goal is to keep the bidding systems competitive by advocating for a level playing field for all workers and contractors. For that reason, it is important that our members remain active and vocal about the policy decisions that not only impact our work place but our livelihood as well.

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The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers

The story goes back to 1886 celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for maypoles, flowers and welcoming the spring. On the other hand, it’s a day of worker solidarity and protest; though the U.S. observes its official Labor Day in September, many countries will celebrate Labor Day on Friday.

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US Labor Department recovers more than $1.4M in back wages, damages for 300 employees of Long Island City plumbing and heating contractors

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a settlement by consent judgment that provides for the recovery of $1.42 million in back wages and liquidated damages for more than 300 current and former employees of four Long Island City plumbing and heating contractors. The related businesses are Danica Group LLC; Copper Plumbing & Heating LLC; Copper II Plumbing & Heating LLC; Copper III Plumbing & Heating LLC, and the owners are Thomas Andreadakis, Leonidas Andreadakis and Helen Andreadakis.

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Union Protest Notes Violations at Niantic site

More than a half dozen members of a carpenters union protested outside the Seaside Village construction project Monday morning, calling attention to state Department of Labor stop-work orders alleging that three out-of-state contractors had violated labor laws at the Niantic site.

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