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2014-03-31 12:30:51

Construction of $52 Million Residential Development Will Generate 260 Union Construction Jobs MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) today announced $33 million of pension capital funding for construction of Five 15 on the Park, a 259-unit apartment complex in Minneapolis. The $52 million project is expected to generate approximately 260 union construction jobs at a time when construction unemployment remains high. Five 15...

2014-03-07 12:26:40

Construction of New Mixed-Income Housing Will Generate 350 Union Construction Jobs SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) today announced a $58 million financing commitment towards construction of 101 Polk, an $82.8 million multifamily development in San Francisco. The all-union construction is expected to generate approximately 350 union jobs. The HIT investment of union and public employee pension funds will help...

2013-12-10 12:28:40

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust's HITWIRE today released a story citing its efforts to fuel economic recovery in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Since 2009, the HIT has invested $197 million of union pension capital into development projects in the state, while creating an estimated 1,860 union construction jobs and creating or preserving more than 2,280 housing units. The story notes that The Penfield, a comprehensive mixed-use...

2013-10-16 08:29:08

$46.3 Million Clinical Science Center to Generate 210 Union Construction Jobs BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building America CDE, Inc., announced today that it is providing $9.2 million of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) to help finance construction of a $46.3 million Clinical Science Center at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Buffalo's east side. The new Clinical Science Center will enable the cancer institute to meet the growing demand for both...

2013-10-08 23:21:33

Dr. Steven Trobiani provides Detailed Alternative to Obamacare in New Bestselling Book, Sustainable Healthcare Reform Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 The AFL-CIO joined major union leaders earlier this month in demanding a fix to the Affordable Care Act (1). Union concerns with the ACA are directly aligned with Steven Trobiani’s healthcare reform solution, published last June in his book, Sustainable Healthcare Reform: Harnessing the Power of Capitalism to Fund our Social...

2013-10-02 16:21:04

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to the government shutdown, 15,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees will be off the job for a second day today, including over 4,000 employees represented by the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS). For each day the government shutdown persists, the following work will not get done: -- Nearly 3,000 aviation safety inspectors are not providing oversight of commercial and general aviation...

2013-10-01 16:21:35

CHARLOTTE, N.C., EULESS, Texas, FORT WORTH, Texas, and WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA ("AFA"), the Allied Pilots Association ("APA"), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants ("APFA"), the Communications Workers of America ("CWA"), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ("IBT"), the Transport Workers Union ("TWU") and the US Airline Pilots Association ("USAPA"), unions representing 70,000 American Airlines, American Eagle...

2013-09-30 20:20:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), National President Mike Perrone released the following statement regarding the possible government shutdown's impact on aviation safety. "If Congress fails to reach agreement over a continuing resolution and a government shutdown occurs, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspectors will be off the job at midnight. These employees are responsible for...

2013-09-30 12:28:09

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, announces its affiliation of the Florida Nurses Association/Labor & Employment Relations Council, which represents more than 5,000 Registered Nurses and professional health care employees. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/DC88755) The Labor & Employment Relations Council (LERC) is the labor relations arm of the Florida Nurses...

2013-09-30 12:26:56

$896 Million Facility Will Use 100% Union Labor, Creating More Than 5,200 Jobs NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) will provide $40 million of union pension capital towards construction of the $896 million Weill Cornell Ambulatory Care Center, which is part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The project will utilize 100% union labor, creating more than 5,200 union construction jobs. The HIT's investment will fund...