Posts Tagged ‘union’

Workers Rally at 1 Lincoln Square

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Lincoln Square erupted with shouts and whistles last Wednesday, Dec. 12, when local workers rallied outside 150 Columbus Ave. to protest what they believe are unfair working conditions for employees of the building, also known as 1 Lincoln Square. “What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now!” chanted the workers, banging on [&hellip
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Con Edison Locks Out 8,000 Workers: Can it Still Deal with the Heat Wave?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

by Laurent Berstecher Over 8,000 Con Edison workers were locked out on Sunday after talks with the Utility Workers Union of America broke down. A weekend of hard negotiations and the impending heat wave did not help both sides reach an agreement. Con Edison says it has dispatched 5,000 people, mostly managers and retired supervisors, [&hellip
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Food Fight at Food City

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo by Karl Crutchfield The perfect neighborhood grocery store—one with a variety of products, fresh produce, good prices and friendly staff – is a precious commodity in Manhattan, and many Upper West Side residents have found that grocery store standby in Food City, a family-owned outpost on Columbus Avenue between West 94th and 95th streets. A seemingly intractable labor [&hellip
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United with Union

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Thank you for reporting on the switch to non-union labor at the massive-scale Park West Village construction site, referred to as Columbus Square in your article (“Columbus Sq. Labor Fracas,” Aug. 6). About a week before your article appeared, I sent a letter to the Chetrit Group decrying this latest slight to [&hellip
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