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Category Archive: Carpenters Union

  • Construction Unions’ Pay Gap Dodge Only Raises More Questions

    Posted on Dec 04, 2015 by LaborPains.org Team

    Since we began our campaign to draw attention to the disparities in pay between African Americans and white workers in New York City’s unionized construction industry, the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York has been flailing in response. They’re relying on tired, old ad hominems against us, but we’re more interested in […]

  • Who’s Taking a Bite Out of Black Construction Workers’ Pay?

    Posted on Nov 20, 2015 by LaborPains.org Team

    We have investigated the distressing gaps in pay between black and white workers in New York City’s unionized construction trades. This week, we took our efforts to educate the public on the income inequality in the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) to the streets, into the press, and onto the […]

  • NYC’s Diversity-Challenged Construction Unions Try to Change the Subject

    Posted on Oct 05, 2015 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, we pointed out that the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC)—the regional coalition of New York City’s construction industry labor unions—was overstating its ethnic diversity. Led by a “male, pale, and stale” executive board (to borrow former SEIU International President Andy Stern’s immortal phrase), the unions so eager to […]

  • NYC Construction Union Leadership: Male, Pale, and Stale

    Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by LaborPains.org Team

    We recently noted that the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) is promoting itself as an advocate for jobs and opportunity for minority workers in New York City. Here’s one of their ads, emphasizing how many apprenticeships are going to non-white union members: We found the emphasis on apprentices curious. While […]