New York Law Journal | Jan. 31, 2017 by Joel Stashenko Handbills that said a Manhattan hotel was “infested with bed bugs” but then offered another definition of the pests expressed protected speech and were not defamatory in a labor dispute between the hotel’s management and a painters’ union, a state judge ruled. Manhattan… READ MORE
NEW YORK CITY MUST REQUIRE TRAINING STANDARDS FOR ALL WORKERS By Davon Lomax | January 31, 2017 | NY Slant The New York City Council held a hearing on Tuesday on Bill 1447, introduced by Councilman Jumaane Williams, that would require state-sanctioned apprenticeship programs for all buildings above a certain height. Passing this bill is… READ MORE
Brothers & Sisters, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has introduced legislation to REPEAL the federal DAVIS–BACON ACT. This would in effect slash the wages of both union and non-union American construction workers. As many of you know, this is the standard by which we all live to provide for our families. In District Council 9 alone… READ MORE
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
This holiday season, the DC 9 Women’s Committee raised $2,000 to donate food to women who are in transition at The Stadium Women’s Shelter in the Bronx. The Stadium Women’s Shelter houses 200 homeless and mentally ill women. Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson was instrumental in linking DC 9 and the shelter.
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
Next time you ride the train look out for your fellow DC 9 members! Continuing efforts to recruit new members, DC 9 has launched an ad campaign on the LIRR. Below, please find photos of the ads featuring current members and apprentices.
Thank you for your service to our country. Not only did you defend our country on many different occasions, you also built it with a lot of pride. Your brothers and sisters appreciate everything you have done for us. Hope you have time to reflect on your efforts. Thank you again. Fraternally, Joseph Azzopardi… READ MORE
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
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