LABORERS UNION CONDEMNS INWOOD REZONING AND ECHOS COUNCIL MEMBER MOYA’S CALL FOR A FREEZE ON FURTHER REZONINGS
Union Supports Council Member Moya’s Call For Freeze On Neighborhood Rezonings Until Critical Concerns With Process Are Addressed New York, NY – Following today’s vote in favor of the Inwood rezoning, the City’s latest deeply flawed neighborhood rezoning that disregarded the needs and concerns of construction workers, GNY LECET’s Executive Director Patrick Purcell issued the following statement: “Today’s approval of the Inwood rezoning was an affront to Democracy and an embarrassment for the City of New York. The process now being used to approve these re-zonings is built on lying to stake holders, spreading misinformation, delaying tactics, unnecessary and dramatic middle of the night negotiations and politically self-serving results. A system that was created by this administration and now supported by far too many New York City Council Members. A system that benefits wealthy developers and [...]
#Fix421a Rally in Albany
Hundreds of construction workers rallied outside the state capitol in Albany, NY to tell legislators to #Fix421a. New Yorkers deserve affordable housing and good paying jobs! Sign the letter and tell Albany that New Yorkers deserve better!
City Council 421a Testimony
Labor and community groups joined together today to give testimony at City Council urging them to fix 421-A. New York needs affordable housing and good jobs for the workers building it.
LECET Job Site Visit
Greater New York LECET had a job site visit in conjunction with Local 79 with the laborers of the 432 Park Ave. job site in Manhattan.
NYSAFAH had their 2015 NYC Conference today and had their sights aimed on tearing down prevailing wage. Construction workers alongside community organizations like VOCAL NY confronted them about their wage and poverty wages. Take action and tell NYSAFAH to clean up their act! NYSAFAH had their 2015 NYC Conference today and had their sights aimed on tearing down prevailing wage. Construction workers alongside community organizations like VOCAL NY confronted them about their wage theft and held a food drive for the workers they pay poverty wages.
East NY Rezoning Rally
Hundreds of union members including Local 79 and Local 78 joined with community members to rally and march in East NY to demand that the Mayor's rezoning plans include quality union jobs & affordable housing for all!
May Day Rally
There was a massive turnout of LIUNA members from Local 79, Local 78 and Laborers Local 3 from North Jersey for the NYC May Day rally. The rally called for an end to income inequality and demanded real jobs, real wages and real rights!
Construction Safety Visit
Joining with Build Up NYC and community allies GNY LECET attempted a construction safety visit today. The non-union Pierhouse construction site in Brooklyn Bridge Park has had 10 stop work orders since August 2013. Many of these stop work orders concern health and safety violations, including worker injuries– one of which occurred on February 27th when a worker was injured by carrying a window glass without safety straps.
International Workers Memorial Day
Hundreds of Construction Trades union officials, members, and management packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral for International Workers Memorial Day. The mass remembered the lives of construction workers who were killed and injured on job sites over the past year.
NY City Council HPD Hearing
Local 79 members gave compelling testimony to City Council at a HPD construction contracting oversight hearing today.