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A MESSAGE FROM BM/ST JOSEPH AZZOPARDI on Senator Jeff Flake’s “Pay Cut for American Workers Act”

Brothers & Sisters, Below you will find information on a bill introduced by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to REPEAL DAVIS-BACON. As many of you know this is the standard by which we all live by to provide for our families. In District Council 9 alone that’s over 26,000 people. I cannot stress how important this… READ MORE

DC 9 Political Director Davon Lomax Calls for Action on Safety Standards After Construction Worker Falls to Death in Brooklyn

Construction Worker Falls to Death in Brooklyn By Lyndsay Christian | Saturday, December 10, 2016 Authorities are investigating after a construction worker fell to his death in Brooklyn on Friday morning. It happened just after 8 a.m. at 325 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, the site of the old Domino Sugar Factory. Police said Wilfredo Enriques, 59,… READ MORE

Deal finally opens door for public-housing residents to get union jobs

Painters’ union and New York City Housing Authority create apprenticeship program By Rosa Goldensohn | October 25, 2016 12:40 p.m. Crain’s New York For years, unemployment has plagued the city’s public-housing residents, who rarely could navigate the process to nab one of the well-paid union building trades jobs in and around the developments where they lived…. READ MORE

NYCHA Tenants Get Chance to Apprentice for Union Jobs Under $26M Program

NYCHA Tenants Get Chance to Apprentice for Union Jobs Under $26M Program

By Kathleen Culliton | October 25, 2016 2:05pm DNAinfo MANHATTAN — A $26 million apprenticeship program will provide an entry into civil service construction work for New York City Housing Authority residents, officials announced Tuesday. The four-year Civil Service Apprenticeship program will offer 100 people the chance to earn membership in District Nine of the International Union of… READ MORE

District Council 9 announces launch of NYCHA apprenticeship program

By Gloria Pazmino POLITICO New York 10/25/2016 01:30 PM EDT City Councilman Ritchie Torres and leaders from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (DC9) announced Tuesday the New York City Housing Authority is launching its first civil service apprenticeship program, designed to help NYCHA residents learn building trades skills and secure union jobs…. READ MORE