:: rawblogXport ::

union news / workers rights / construction / safety / irony...
today's home page

google news

recent posts:
  • EDITORIAL: The Byrd lottery
  • SEIU Local 615 Calls for a Criminal Investigation ...
  • Guilty plea in deadly accident
  • A Death in the Woods
  • Unions argue for ‘best-value contracting' for loca...
  • OSHA says it’s ‘much too early’ to rule on contrac...
  • Detroit's next big problem
  • Union's Latest Idea: Organize a Contest
  • Advanced Management Strategies: Dealing With The P...
  • Unions demand action on rise in forestry deaths

  • BlogRolling:

    blogs that link here

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Powered by Blogger

    Powered by BlogRolling

    Listed on BlogsCanada

    member union label

    Get Firefox!

    email d@ve2300
    this weblog is the work of dave livingston, a union carpenter in nelson bc canada

    the web

    references to rawblogXport:
    Confined Space
    "Hat tip to rawblogXport for this."
    Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    "a great labor news digest..."
    Labor Blog
    "rawblogXport was there, providing consistently good labor news..."
    Political Site of the Day
    Confined Space
    "Senators Push Legislation to Toughen OSHA Penalties"
    Workers Comp Insider
    Human Fall Traps
    Workers Comp Insider
    "May is labor history month"
    Workers Comp Insider
    "A tip of the hat..."
    "Union Democracy in Carpenters"

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of labor and economic issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 Chapter 1 Sec.107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
    Cesar Chavez

    :: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 ::

    Towers fell, mob schemes began - New York Daily News
    Like the rats that infested the ruins of Ground Zero for a time, gangster-related companies were prevalent removing debris from inside the cleanup zone, wiping toxic dust off Trade Center artifacts and decontaminating apartments at Battery Park City.

    The News has documented that an alleged mob associate wound up as general superintendent for one of the four major contractors hired to supervise the cleanup, a powerful position that investigators say allowed him to steer work to gangster pals.

    Several firms were later accused of paying off corrupt officials of a union infiltrated by the Mafia to let them use cheaper nonunion help.
  • posted 5:00 AM :: reference link :: 0 comments ::
  • -------------------------------------------

    Comments: Post a Comment

    unions: the folks that brought you the weekend Powered by Blogger