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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

Remove Hazardous Lead Paint From FDR Overpass, Painters Union Says

Remove Hazardous Lead Paint From FDR Overpass, Painters Union Says

Originally published at DNA Info LOWER EAST SIDE — Community members, legislators and trade union representatives gathered beneath the FDR Drive on Thursday to demand officials take action to remove chipping lead paint they say threatens health and safety on the East River waterfront. A local branch of the Union of Painters and Allied Trades rallied on… READ MORE

District Council 9 Local 1486 Painters Union Gives Back to National Nonprofit

District Council 9 Local 1486 Painters Union Gives Back to National Nonprofit

Tourette Association of America’s Bayside Headquarters Undergoes a Revamp Thanks to Painters Union Volunteers Bayside, New York – June 7, 2016 – On Saturday, June 4, nine members of District Council 9 (DC 9), Local 1486 volunteered their time to paint the Tourette Association of America’s national headquarters in Bayside. DC 9 Business Agent John… READ MORE

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