Nonunion employees accuse union members of harassment

Four nonunion construction employees accused members of a union competitor, Local 79, in a lawsuit of repeatedly harassing and intimidating them. Justin Hagedorn, Earl Williams, Jose Bonilla and Jason Abadie, who work for the contracting firm Tradeoff, filed a lawsuit against the union members, alleging that they made threatening phone calls, put a 12-foot-tall inflatable […]

Empire State Realty Trust exec pays for giant inflatable cat to counter union’s protest rat

Unions, meet the corporate fat cat. An Empire State Realty Trust executive paid to place a giant inflatable feline outside a Midtown construction site to counter a union protest with a large inflatable rat. The idea of the stunt, apparently, was to use the cat to bully away an inflatable rat installed by unions outside […]