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Unions

August 31, 2020, 6am PDT
Trades groups demanded provisions in housing bills that ultimately will stymie the construction of much-needed affordable housing in the state.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 17, 2019, 9am PDT
A local labor organization wanted larger hotels to help workers create unions, so they sought a zoning change to make it harder to develop smaller hotels in light manufacturing zones.
The Real Deal
February 8, 2019, 6am PST
Developers are finding out too late that they're required to pay union members a prevailing wages on projects in rezoned parts of New York City.
Crain's New York Business
February 7, 2018, 10am PST
Small cities around the country with high unemployment are desperate for jobs, but when an Amazon distribution center moves into town, it's not all good news.
The Atlantic
January 8, 2018, 2pm PST
Tired drivers working long hours in damaged trucks makes private garbage collection a dangerous business.
Pro Publica
April 15, 2017, 5am PDT
The transportation network company is facing an ongoing legal battle over its drivers’ right to unionize in Seattle and an antitrust lawsuit in New York.
Pacific Standard
February 10, 2017, 1pm PST
Uber kicks off its 'Year of the Driver' by suing the city of Seattle for allowing its drivers to unionize.
The Verge
December 18, 2016, 11am PST
The New York Times reports details about the de Blasio Administration's negotiations concerning land use regulations that will impact industrial and hotel business. With a re-election campaign looming in 2017, the story reveals a lot about the politi
The New York Times
January 6, 2016, 8am PST
Detroit Department of Transportation drivers are mobilizing against a plan to expand regional service on the SMART system. Supporters say the proposed changes are for the benefit of commuters.
Detroit Free Press
February 6, 2015, 9am PST
The three very different stories of the building trades in Atlanta, Denver, and Portland show just how much urban development patterns affect workers.
Shelterforce