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We asked New Yorkers what they thought of the non-union-built debacle in lower Manhattan, the Leaning Tower of Pizzarotti. They did not hold back.


Construction of an important microchip facility in Phoenix is staffed with open shop labor. Wage theft, injuries and death ensue.


Non-union contractors bring a raft of legal fees, hefty fines, costly delays and hidden costs into New York City construction.

Will New York Stand With Those Who Built This City?


Immigrants and Unions built New York City. They need us now. How will we do?

What Your Real Estate Agent Won’t Tell You


When shopping for real estate in New York City, there’s one simple choice you can make to ensure you’re getting lasting value. Your real estate agent probably won’t tell you what it is.

Non-Union and the Mob


A recent slew of corruption cases have civil agents concerned that organized crime has infiltrated New York's non-union construction industry

Supreme Court Delivers Blow To Workers Everywhere


The right to strike is in peril after an unprecedented supreme court decision.

Local 211’s Fight for Respect


Union-Built Matters gets the latest scoop on New York’s building inspectors fight for a better contract, and for equity among uniformed city employees.

A Union-Built Bridge to Success in Civilian Life

Union apprenticeship programs are transitioning veterans from protecting our nation to building it


US Construction’s Bizarro World


As projects and costs increase, worker union representation decreases. Only in an upside-down universe does this make any sense.

A Towering Inferno Waiting To Happen


New York City’s most infamous non-union money pit doesn’t just lean. It’s also a deadly fire hazard.

Marianne Williamson: If We Want Liberty, We Need Stronger Unions 


The 2024 Democratic Presidential candidate talks with journalist Walker Bragman about the importance of strengthening labor unions for a more equitable future. 

Union Stickers Show the Love


Decorated hard hats illustrate the big differences between union and non-union labor

New York’s Zombie Buildings

So many stalled non-union projects; not dead, but not really alive either.


Unionized Construction Workers Stand In Solidarity the WGA

Our common enemy: corporate greed.


Non-Union Construction Fraud Case: "Despicable, Greedy, Criminal"


DA Bragg accuses JM3 Construction of allegedly scheming to lie to the city and defraud minority-owned businesses, workers, and insurance of millions. 

The Far Right
and Their 'Right to Work' Laws


"Right to Work" laws have a shocking and extremist origin story. Their legacy of harm persists to this day.

Taking Public Funds? Then Pay The Prevailing Wage

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos has introduced a bill to close a loophole that is allowing contractors to under-pay workers.


Make Wage Theft a Felony


The Wage Theft Accountability Act aims to classify wage theft as larceny, and can add jail time to stiff financial penalties.

5 Ways Unions are Building a Greener NYC

New York City’s construction unions are leading the charge to tackle global warming and build a more sustainable future.


Meet the Union Man Who Built the World Trade Center — Twice!

Larry Hughes, a New York City union man for over 60 years, contributed blood and sweat to the construction of both iterations of the World Trade Center, the only worker to do that.

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Construction CEOs Fear “Dire Consequences,” Unions Offer a Solution

A deficit of skilled construction workers is sparking an alarming rise in construction accidents. Unions point the way forward. 


5Pointz Against Non-Union Construction

Another genius hires non-union for a big job, and New Yorkers end up paying the price.


The Business Case For Hiring and Buying Union

Unions do more than benefit union members. They are building a better and more profitable future for all stakeholders.


Women in NYC Construction

Women’s roles in building our city have progressed significantly in recent years, but there is always more work to be done.


Calling B.S. on 8 Lies About Labor Unions

Powerful interests have spent untold sums to taint the our perception of unions. We’re debunking some of their most pervasive talking points. 


Union Labor is More Affordable than Non-Union. Seriously.

A new report proves that hiring unions to build your building is the safest cost calculation a developer can make.


10 Audacious Tactics from the Union-Busting Playbook

Anti-union companies have become increasingly aggressive in their union-busting activities. We took a look at their playbook and pulled out some of the top tactics workers everywhere need to be aware of.


Coping With Sidewalk Sheds

Scaffolding and sidewalk sheds are a permanent part of life for New Yorkers, some of whom have come up with creative ways to embrace their presence.


Nearly a Decade Later, 1 Seaport is Still Leaning

A non-union nightmare that left dozens of elite real estate investors high-and-dry offers a lesson for NYC homebuyers big and small: ask “who built this building”


Construction Cave-Ins Kill

Deadly cave-ins should not happen on construction sites. So why do they?


4 Powerful Reasons Women are Embracing Unions at Record Rates

Once again women are spearheading union organizing efforts. This Women’s History Month, we examine the benefits a union can offer women. 


20 Dead in 2021

A new tally of fatalities by NYCOSH says non-union is back to pre-pandemic bad-normal.

Why Should You Care Who Builds NYC Buildings? Here Are 3 Good Reasons
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Quality Suffers

Saving money on construction often means cutting corners, which starts a domino effect. Yeah, scary metaphor when you’re talking about buildings.

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Who Saves Money?
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A closer look shows who reaps the savings from cheaper construction labor. Spoiler alert: It’s not you!

Fraud & Abuse
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From stealing worker wages to negligent manslaughter, non-union fraud causes major grief —for workers and for you.


When developers choose non-union, it hurts more than the building

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