TRADES & UNION DIGEST > News – List View

LATEST NEWS

Video
Director Rich Tolson
People
2 weeks ago
0
1600

By: Charlie Sprang Rich Tolson: Staying involved in every aspect of unionism If you want to schedule a meeting with Rich Tolson, it would help to have some patience. He’s…

Video
Unions Build Inspira
Jobsites
2 weeks ago
0
1038

Many trades at work on Inspira hospital project The Inspira hospital project in Mullica Hill, NJ, now has multiple unions at work since it broke ground in June 2017. Iron…

Video
Bricklayer Pay It Forward
Volunteering
2 weeks ago
0
21

By Sean Fallon April 28 was National Pay It Forward Day in which people were encouraged to perform acts of kindness which, in turn, would be paid forward by the…

Video
Workplace Democracy
Politics
2 weeks ago
0
220

Legislation introduced to restore workers’ rights to collective bargaining Act intended to end “Right to Work” laws. New Jersey Representative Donald Norcross, along with Representatives Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Rosa DeLauro…

Video
DC711 Donor Dash
People
Volunteering
2 weeks ago
0
19

IUPAT District Council 711 supports 23 rd Annual Donor Dash On Sunday, April 15, members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 711 joined over 12,000 participants…

Video
1st Local 19 Female Foreman
Jobsites
People
2 weeks ago
0
23

Local 19 proud of first female Shop Foreman History was made in the summer of 2017 when Sister Renee Cahill was named Shop Foreman for Bonland Industries in Bensalem, PA….

Video
New Local 19 Training Center
Jobsites
Recent News
2 weeks ago
0
22

A State of the Art Training Facility in Central PA:   Eight Decades in the Making In Local 19's Central Pennsylvania territory, a cutting-edge training facility that could serve the…

Video
Cement Masons New Techniques
Apprenticeships
Health & Education
2 weeks ago
0
96

By:  Charlie Sprang This past April, the Cement Masons and Plasterers Local 592 hosted a week-long training session for journeymen, apprentices and instructors who had traveled from locals across the…

Video
Count Me In Movement
Organizing
People
2 weeks ago
0
25

By Sean Fallon: Count me in. It’s a simple phrase that lets others know you are ready to commit to something. It is also a call to arms for the…

Video
Video: Inside Labor Today
In The Spotlight
Recent News
2 weeks ago
0
465

Inside Labor Today with host Tom Gurick and IBEW 351 Business Manager Dan Cosner.  Tom and Dan look at important issues impacting labor today, and how unions are operating in…

Video
Labor Wins!
Politics
Recent News
2 months ago
0
94

April 11, 2018  in Trenton: Labor Secures Groundbreaking Legislative Victories Today’s legislative session saw a series of major floor votes in the Senate and Assembly that place several labor-championed bills…

Video
Senator Sweeney
Politics
3 months ago
0
108

Sweeney Puts Focus On Modernizing Manufacturing, Expanding Vocational Education   TRENTON – March 04, 2018:  Senate President Steve Sweeney gave the keynote address at the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program’s…

Video
Workplace Democracy Clears Assembly
Organizing
Politics
3 months ago
0
135

Coughlin Bill to Enhance Workplace Democracy Clears Assembly Panel (TRENTON) – March 19, 2018:  Legislation sponsored by Speaker Craig Coughlin designed to ensure labor unions are able to carry out…

Video
Equal Pay For Woman
Politics
3 months ago
0
137

(TRENTON) –  March 19, 2018:  Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt and Joann Downey to promote equal pay for women was advanced out of the Assembly Labor Committee on…

Video
825 Endorses Pallone
Politics
3 months ago
0
121

SPRINGFIELD, NJ (March 12, 2018):   International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Endorses  John Pallone for Long Branch Mayor The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 announced its…

Video
Norcross – Running
In The Spotlight
3 months ago
0
101

Collingswood – March 12, 2018:  Congressman Donald Norcross (D) NJ 1st. announced he will be seeking re-election for his seat this year at the Collingswood community center. Norcross made the…

Video
Robert C. Sweeney
People
4 months ago
0
463

In our 3rd. edition of Trades Digest we had the privilege of writing a tribute to Robert C. Sweeney.  Mr. Sweeney was a true labor leader and pioneered a lot…

Video
Opioid Crisis
Health & Education
People
4 months ago
0
114

Trade unions face the opioid crisis head on: By Rebecca Forand and Jane Yepez Opioid-related addictions, overdoses and deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, leading the nation to declare it…

Video
Local 19 Restores Historic Hale Building
Jobsites
4 months ago
0
133

In center city Philadelphia the hale Building was constructed in 1887.  In 1920 an addition was put on expanding the footprint. Members of Local 19 working for Premier Architectural are…

Video
“Camden Rising” as new construction reshapes the NJ waterfront
Call Out
Jobsites
Recent News
4 months ago
0
259

By:  Jane Yepez There will soon be a new skyline view of Camden from Philadelphia as buildings spring up on the New Jersey waterfront. High-rise projects in development and others…

Video
Masonry moves faster with Thin Brick for Local 5
Jobsites
4 months ago
0
128

Article and photos By Charlie Sprang The two-story, tan-colored brick building currently under construction on Hurfville-Cross Keys Road in Washington Township will soon be home to another Rothman Institute site….

Video
Local 14 plays Santa
Volunteering
4 months ago
0
135

By Shannon Eblen Five thousand dollars-worth of Hatchimals, Tonka Trucks, basketballs, dolls and toys stretched across the room where young men in green shirts and elf hats worked just a…

Video
New high school arises in Trenton
Jobsites
4 months ago
0
121

By Shannon Eblen For more than 80 years, Trenton Central High School was a cherished part of the city. The school produced famous athletes, musicians, and even a New York…

Video
Unions protest non-union workers at former site of Olga’s Diner
In The Spotlight
4 months ago
0
137

Iron workers from Local 399, members of IBEW Local 351, and members of other building trades picket the construction site for a new medical building at the intersection of NJ routes…

Video
Bobby Paul
Uncategorized
4 months ago
0
168

Long time Local 19 member Bobby Paul speaks at drug addiction awareness seminar.

Video
Labor Day – 2017
Organizing
4 months ago
0
142

Labor Day – 2017 – Parade kicks off at Local 19 Sheet Metal Workers Hall. Unions continue to give back and build communities.

Video
Tony Luke Jr. Speaks at Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 Addiction Awareness Day
Need to Know
Organizing
4 months ago
0
142

The Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 are taking the drug addiction epidemic crisis to an entire new level. From educating people on the streets to holding seminars for their apprentices…

Video
Tony Luke Jr. Interview With Trade Media LLC
Organizing
4 months ago
0
131

Tony Luke Jr. tragically lost his son to drug addiction disease. He has turned his sons death into a vengeance to help anyone he can reach and started the Brown…

Video
Camden County Democratic Comitee
Organizing
4 months ago
0
132

Dan Cosner, President of the Camden Labor Council talks about how the building trades work to support candidates at election time.

Video
Apprenticeships – College Education that pays you while learning!
Apprenticeships
4 months ago
0
173

Insulators Local Union 89 – L-R – Apprentices Dennis Mendoza, Fred Davies, Pat Delli and Instructor Iohn Amodio in the training room

Video
Help Support The Pink Elephant Movement
Need to Know
People
9 months ago
0
262

On October 7th, The Pink Elephant Movement will have its second annual 5k run and 1 mile walk to bring awareness to those who have lost family members struggling with…

Video
Loomis and Williams promoted at IUEC Local 5
Need to Know
Organizing
Recent News
10 months ago
0
402

By Shannon Eblen It was a bittersweet moment for Ed Loomis. It was his second-to-last day as business manager of the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 5. Sitting in…

Video
Unions rebuild monument honoring slain local hero
Recent News
Volunteering
10 months ago
0
168

By Gus Ostrum The family of Navy Ensign John R. Elliott, along with state and local dignitaries including New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (Vice President of International Ironworkers)…

Video
Union fighters to put on a good show for A Lift for a Vet
Jobsites
Recent News
10 months ago
0
252

By Kevin Callahan Rich Bilo, a former Air Force jet engine mechanic, will join other union members in a fundraising boxing event on September 30 to support A Lift for…

Video
Bricklayers Local 5 rehabilitating 225-year-old bridge
Recent News
10 months ago
0
143

The men and women of Bricklayers Local 5 have taken on the job of a lifetime – rehabilitating the oldest bridge in the state of New Jersey. The 82-foot-long Stony…

Video
Unions: The people who brought you the weekend
In The Spotlight
Organizing
Recent News
10 months ago
0
222

In September of 1882, an estimated 10,000 workers gathered in New York City to march in a parade, watch fireworks, dance, drink and eat in what is recognized as the…

Video
Today in Labor History – July 20th
Call Out
Organizing
Recent News
Uncategorized
11 months ago
0
173

Credit: Visit the Voices of Labor Online Store In the midst of the Great Strike, Maryland state militia fired on striking railroad workers in Baltimore, killing 50. – 1877 New York…

Video
Today in Labor History – July 19th
Need to Know
Recent News
11 months ago
0
175

The Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, New York.  Delegates adopted a Declaration of Women’s Rights and called for women’s suffrage. – 1848 In the midst of the Great…

Video
This Day In Labor – July 8th.
Organizing
Recent News
12 months ago
0
165

By: Steve Sears – Voices of Labor  First anthracite coal strike in U.S. – 1842 Labor organizer Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor born on Staten Island, NY. Among her activities: investigating…

Video
Sheet Metal Workers golf outing raises funds for Operation Safe Haven
Jobsites
Recent News
Uncategorized
1 year ago
0
206

Members of the New Jersey State Council of Sheet Metal Workers gathered on May 23 at the Mercer Oaks Country Club, West Windsor, to play golf and raise funds for…

Video
Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young: Making decisions that protect people’s livelihoods
Politics
1 year ago
0
186

By Lynda L. Hinkle As a business representative and executive board member of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young is no stranger to managing the…

Video
Unions help create free housing for homeless veterans
Jobsites
Recent News
1 year ago
0
209

Amazing Grace Community Curch – Operation Safe Haven.here at the ministries Camp Ground, L-R, Pastor Donnie Davis, local 19- Bryan Bush, Local 19 and vet Paul Soltys and Local 19,…

Video
Profiles of Union Politicians: Freeholder Kate Gibbs
Need to Know
Politics
Recent News
1 year ago
0
307

  By Lynda L. Hinkle Freeholder Kate Gibbs of Burlington County knows how to make being different work. “I was in m y twenties when I was elected,” says Gibbs,…

Video
Rally expresses union frustration in Hamilton
Organizing
1 year ago
0
154

By Joe Tansey Photos: Mike Tribulas   There’s no other way to put it. The skilled labor force in Hamilton is frustrated. They are tired of being overlooked by the town…

Video
Bricklayers Local 5 and Ironworkers Local 399 build monument to local hero
People
1 year ago
0
167

By Gus Ostrum Character, dignity, cherished memories. These are words describing the man memorialized by a monument recently constructed by Bricklayers Union Local 5 and Ironworkers Local 399 along Route…

Video
Unions partner with business & education for workforce development
Politics
Recent News
1 year ago
0
154

By Deanna C. Santo Union officials, Chambers of Commerce and representatives from education and business gathered at the Business and Corporate Center of Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) on…

Video
Unions golf to support Assemblyman DeAngelo re-election
Politics
1 year ago
0
461

Photos: Michael Plunkett Wayne P. DeAngelo, NJ Assemblyman, Legislative District 14, Mercer and Middlesex Counties, gained a boost from fellow union members at a golf outing on May 24 to…

Video
Asbestos impact on the lives of construction workers
Health & Education
Recent News
1 year ago
0
179

By Jane Yepez Most people in the construction industry know of someone who has been diagnosed with an occupational lung disease due to exposure to asbestos. It is a diagnosis…

Video
AerDux succeeds by filling a need in a niche market
Organizing
Recent News
1 year ago
0
291

AerDux, Bellmawr, NJ Here, Robert E. Johnston, Jr. and Maggie Poyatt By Gus Ostrum, Talk about phenomenal and steady growth. It may be difficult to top one New Jersey company…

Video
Trades protest non-union construction on Boardwalk in Ocean City
In The Spotlight
Organizing
Recent News
1 year ago
0
2092

Written By: Ringsider  –  Photo By: Mike Plunkett The famous Summer of Love was 40 years ago, replaced this year in Ocean City by tension and anger over the use…

Video
Plumbers Local 322 Supports Local Vets
Jobsites
1 year ago
0
646

SJ Trades Staff OCEAN CITY – The South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association and apprentices from Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 322 have stepped up to help American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524…

Video
Female foreman urges women: Join the trades
Organizing
Recent News
1 year ago
0
164

By Samantha Costa Every Monday, Geraldine Wagenhoffer, a foreman at Heat and Frost Insulators and a member of Allied Workers Local 89, wakes up at 3:30 a.m. and drives two-and-a-half…

Video
Technology at the core of IBEW Local 351 apprenticeship program
Apprenticeships
Recent News
1 year ago
0
460

By Joe Tansey At the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 351 training facility in Hammonton, New Jersey, the thing that is most striking is the technology used in…

Video
Woman welder finds a home with Iron Workers Local 399
Apprenticeships
Recent News
1 year ago
0
294

By: Trades & Union Staff When Lissette Rossi graduated from high school, she was at a loss about what to do with her life. She stumbled upon an opportunity to…

Video
Give the woman a chance: The recruitment and experience of women in the trades
In The Spotlight
Need to Know
Organizing
1 year ago
0
778

by Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq. Pay equity is a hot subject in political circles and it affects women daily across the United States who, as a whole,  earn an average…

Video
Norcross Meets with Small Business Owners
Politics
Uncategorized
1 year ago
0
135

BLACKWOOD, N.J. – Small business owners in South Jersey received information and encouragement on March 27th. Democratic Congressman Donald Norcross hosted a small business seminar at Camden County College in…

Video
Supermarket Chain Lidl Plans Stores in Five South Jersey Counties
Recent News
Uncategorized
1 year ago
0
249

Lidl, the massive discount German grocery store chain, is planning stores in five counties in South Jersey, including new stores in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cumberland counties. The planned…

Video
Prominent South Jersey Firms Plan Move to Camden Waterfront
Recent News
Uncategorized
1 year ago
0
167

Insurance brokerage firm Conner Strong & Buckelew, which is led by South Jersey power broker George E. Norcross III, has applied for millions in state tax credits in order to…

Video
Small class size delivers huge benefits for apprentices in Local 89
Apprenticeships
1 year ago
0
235

By Joe Tansey Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union Local 89 may be small in size, but that’s what makes the bond between its members and apprentices so special. Local 89…

Video
Building ‘in the shadows’: N.J. trade unions hope to reinvigorate discussion on regulating underground construction economy
Organizing
1 year ago
0
210

Credit:  By: Andrew George for New Jersey Biz Bill Sproule, the president and state regional manager for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, says the growing practice of using “off-the-books labor,” or employees “misclassified”…

Video
Norcross fights in DC for worker’s rights.
In The Spotlight
Politics
1 year ago
0
275

By: Chris Ferrari, Publisher  When Donald Trump ran for President in 2016, unions — especially the building trades — worked hard to stop him from winning.  Despite the message they…

Video
Union support still strong after postponements of St. Patrick’s Parade in Hamilton
In The Spotlight
People
Recent News
1 year ago
0
195

By Kevin Callahan Photos By Mike Plunkett HAMILTON TWP. – Even though the Hamilton Township annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade had to be postponed the two previous weekends because of…

Video
Political Allies Sweeney and Florio Share the Stage at Sweeney Rally
Politics
1 year ago
0
112

By Gus Ostrum, Trades & Union Digest While hundreds of local union supporters, elected officials, and well wishers were on hand to greet State Senate President Steve Sweeney during last…

Video
30th Annual All-Star Labor Classic on Sunday, April 9th at 10:30 am at Philadelphia University
People
Recent News
1 year ago
0
125

Courtesy – PhillyLabor.com Dear Friends, I’m excited to invite you to attend the 30th Annual All-Star Labor Classic on Sunday, April 9th at 10:30 am at Philadelphia University (4100 Henry Avenue)….

Video
IBEW 827 ORGANIZING VICTORY KEEPS THE MOMENTUM GOING
Organizing
1 year ago
0
103

Organizing efforts are off to a strong start in New Jersey this year. The latest victory comes from IBEW Local 827 which welcomed 100 new members to our union family…

Video
Urge Your State Senator to Override Christie’s Veto of Equal Pay Bill
Uncategorized
1 year ago
0
116

New Jersey AFL/CIO http://www.njaflcio.org/urge_your_state_senator_to_override_christie_s_veto_of_equal_pay_bill3 The Senate is poised to vote this Monday, March 13, 2017 in order to override the governor’s veto of pay equity legislation (S-992). We thank everyone…

Video
Hundreds Take Part in Steve Sweeney for Senate Rally in West Deptford
In The Spotlight
Politics
Recent News
1 year ago
0
375

By Gus Ostrum, Trades & Union Digest  Surrounded by legions of loyal union supporters as well as prominent New Jersey government and union officials, State Senator Steve Sweeney held a…

Video
South Jersey Republicans LoBiondo, Smith Vote No on Repealing Obama Workplace Safety Rules
Politics
1 year ago
0
146

    By Jonathan D. Salant Note: Portions of this article were reprinted from NJ.com. To read the entire article, visit the following link: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/2_more_times_nj_lawmakers_stepped_away_from_the_pa.html   WASHINGTON — While House…

Video
Taj Mahal to Become Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Recent News
1 year ago
0
311

Hard Rock International and a group of investors have made a $300 million deal to acquire and renovate the Taj Mahal casino property. The Taj Mahal will be rebranded as…

Video
Atlantic Cape Community College Facility to Open in Spring 2018
Recent News
1 year ago
0
146

Atlantic Cape Community College held a ground breaking recently for a new $10.3 million Student Success and Career Planning Center to promote student retention and graduation. The 20,000 square-foot, two-story…

Video
Union support strong at St. Patrick’s Parade in Mt Holly
In The Spotlight
Recent News
Volunteering
1 year ago
0
229

By Kevin Callahan MT. HOLLY – The Mayor of Mt. Holly, Jason Jones, sure looked like the most popular and appropriately dressed man Saturday afternoon at the Burlington County 13th…

Video
Phila. Unions Condemn Vandalism, Offer To Repair and Secure Jewish Cemetery
Recent News
Volunteering
1 year ago
0
136

The Building Trades Council and the Electrical Workers Union are offering to help repair damage and install security cameras at a Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery that was vandalized the weekend of…

Video
DNC Picks Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as New Chair
Recent News
1 year ago
0
109

By Greg Hadley and The Associated Press The Democratic National Committee picked Barack Obama’s Labor Secretary Tom Perez to be its new chair Saturday, ending a bitter campaign that many…

Video
Bricklayers Union Present Tour of Training Center and Apprenticeship Program to SJ Officials
Apprenticeships
1 year ago
0
177

 Union officials and South Jersey politicians joined forces on February 24 at the headquarters of the International Union Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 5 in Bordentown, NJ to promote career…

Video
Local 19 Makes a Triumphant Return to the 2016 Bike MS:
People
1 year ago
0
149

The Tin Knockers Militia Local 19 have made their return in triumphant fashion! And make no mistake, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society welcomes back the 11-member Sheet Metal Workers team…

Video
Local 19 Officials Pitch in to Serve Camden families
Volunteering
1 year ago
0
139

CAMDEN — Officials of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 continue their good work within the community. Local 19 held a Day of Service on Thursday, November 3, as Bryan Bush,…

Video
Local Union Leaders Hope to Work Well with President-Elect Trump in New Administration
Organizing
1 year ago
0
132

By Shelly Castorino, Trades & Union Staff Most of the country was surprised when news outlets reported Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election during the early morning hours of…

Video
Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2016
Apprenticeships
1 year ago
0
115

By Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq., Trades and Union Staff The second annual National Apprenticeship week took place between November 13-November 19, 2016. Congressman Donald Norcross, along with Sean McGarvey, President…

Video
Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 help out our veterans
Jobsites
1 year ago
0
172

By Gus Ostrum, Unions & Trade Staff Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to giving back to the community. On Saturday…

Video
Women Organize And March
Organizing
Recent News
1 year ago
0
115

Trade & Union Staff On the day following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, a massive protest march was held in Washington D.C.,…

Video
Local 19 Holds Political Training
Politics
Recent News
1 year ago
0
131

By Gus Ostrum, Trades & Union Staff Members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 turned out by the dozens on Saturday, January 28 to participate in a workshop that promoted…

Video
Three Generations of Union Workers
Recent News
1 year ago
0
152

By Kevin Callahan Leon Jones returned to Mt. Holly from the Korean War with a Purple Heart. The distinguished military medal was awarded after he was wounded in action. Those…

Video
Apprenticeship Programs – The Other Career Path
Apprenticeships
Recent News
1 year ago
0
154

This is the time of year when high school seniors across the region are finishing their final year and preparing to start the next chapter of their lives. For many,…

Video
Norcross Leading Charge For Workers
Politics
Recent News
1 year ago
0
114

Congressman Norcross Leading the Charge for Workers in Congressional Committee Appointments By Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq. Congressman Norcross of the 1st Congressional District has been appointed to the House Committee…

Video
Local 19 President Masino visits President Trump
Politics
1 year ago
0
175

By: Lynda Hinkle     A week before the November 2016 election, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19’s President and Business Manager Gary Masino was in the unusual position of…