Aiming for a more perfect union

June 2013
Real Deal: New York Real Estate;Jun2013, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p38
The article discusses the role played by construction crane operators of Local 14 in the construction industry in New York. It states that Local 14 is a member of the International Association of Operating Engineers which is one of the most powerful unions in North America. Ed Christian of Local 14 mentions that their members ensures the tempo and safety of every construction project. Moreover, labor activist believes that Local 14 is the driving force in the advocacy for labor rights.


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