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Attention NYC Construction Workers! Fight for fairness! Fight for your right to work! Download, print and share the flyer!

nyc constructionMuch of the NYC construction industry is under siege by forces that cling to old patterns of behavior.  These forces seek to undermine tens of thousands of minority workers doing the majority of the building in NYC and employing the greatest number of New Yorkers, especially minorities, thereby creating a diverse workforce who for the first time has significant opportunity for stability and longevity. These workers come from New York communities where unemployment exceeds the national average, thousands of whom are minorities who have been historically ignored by stakeholders wedded to an outmoded method of doing business.

This vibrant construction sector has been responsible for an upsurge in affordable housing development that has begun to address what the City sees as the most crucial public policy issue that we face in New York. This could not have happened under the old and discredited business model, whose proponents are now understandably lashing out in fear and anger as their market share continues to evaporate.

BuildingNYC is an association that represents those doing the majority of the building in NYC today, especially affordable housing.  Comprised of workers across all sectors of the NYC construction industry, we seek to protect and advocate for the right to work in a safe, fair and equitable environment that promotes continued growth and success.

New York City Construction Workers! Help us build with true diversity, safety and fairness.

Join our movement and show your support. We’ll keep you updated on important events and initiatives and training programs!

The Real Story About Building in NYC is Being Written Every Day:

Handwriting on the Wall for Construction Unions in NYC

Construction unions are reaching a serious crossroads in New York. For years, utilizing political muscle and other forms of intimidation, they dominated building in the city-squashing non-union efforts easily like a bug. But then things began to change as the death grip of organized labor was slowly removed and contractors began to see how costly and inefficient the building trades had become. […]

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