Worker Correspondents: Electrician Forces Construction Company to Provide Break Area

Photo: Electrician holds sign “We are not homeless we just work for Skanska” (Courtesy of worker) By Corey Brooks For over seven months, workers at the Orlando Health construction site run by the contractor Skanska did not have tables or anywhere to take their lunch break until a local worker stood up and forced the company to act. After Jerry, an electrician working on the … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Electrician Forces Construction Company to Provide Break Area

Worker Correspondents: Construction Safety Rules Protect Contractors, Not Workers

By a Texas Pipefitter Contractors go out of their way to promote workplace safety practices, and while we want to work safely and without injury, these rules are ultimately used to put the responsibility for safety on workers and protect the interests of the contractors. They use heavy-handed methods to enforce the safety rules when it benefits them, while looking the other way when the … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Construction Safety Rules Protect Contractors, Not Workers

Austin: Managers Demand Grueling Schedule and Sow Division Among Workers in Rush to Build New Soccer Stadium

Cover photo by Larry Moore By Mike Talavera A construction worker at the $240 million Austin FC stadium off of Burnet Rd. in North Austin spoke to the Tribune this week about the grueling work hours, intimidation by management, and imposed divisions on the workforce. Upwards of 200 workers are currently on site, where ground was broken in late 2019. Earlier that year, Austin Football … Continue reading Austin: Managers Demand Grueling Schedule and Sow Division Among Workers in Rush to Build New Soccer Stadium