Posts Tagged ‘united construction workers’

Can LiUNA Rebuild a Movement by Advertising on Bus Shelters?

Public employees unions have advertised on bus shelters before, and the strategy's expanding: LiUNA, the biggest construction union in the region, just went live with new ads on bus and metro stops to try to attract new members. A spokesman tells me  they're located on Columbia Road NW, 16th Street near the White House, Pennsylvania [...]

Why Workers Go Non-Union

My story's on the cover this week, so it won't show up on the blog. But I wanted to add a little outtake about Southland Concrete, which added a bit to my understanding of the anti-union mentality. Southland president Randy Green, after all, could once have joined a union himself: He worked his way up [...]

Hey Al Sharpton, You Listening?

Yesterday, Southland Concrete workers rallied outside the United Forensics Laboratory construction site–complete with bullhorn-wielding councilmember Phil Mendelson!–in the first high-profile protest of the company's treatment of workers. Tomorrow, the Reverend Al Sharpton will give a speech at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial site to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the civil rights leader's "I [...]

Should a Union-Busting Company Build the MLK Memorial?

After the fracas over its Chinese sculptor, the folks behind the Martin Luther King Memorial have been very careful who they choose to build the Mall's newest installation. They've hired 56 percent minority and women-owned firms, which a press release says has “made inclusion and a spirit of diversity on the project a top priority [...]