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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 the merit shops that are 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:

Criminalization of Construction Accidents Forum August 3rd

Gotham Government Relations & Communications is hosting an informational forum to brief the construction industry on how the conviction this month of a general contractor of severe criminal charges sets a dangerous precedent that could put everyone working in the construction industry, union and nonunion alike, in grave danger, if left unchallenged. […]

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Construction Oversight: Who Will Oversee the Overseers?

BNYC has taken such a strong stand against the criminalization of construction accidents. Adding prosecutorial discretion on top of the discretion that exists in the city’s regulatory regime is a recipe for disaster

Construction Equipment Guide: The Dangers of Criminalizing Construction Accidents

Construction Equipment Guide posts news on BNYC's editorial by Brad Gertsman published by Crain's New York Business:

Brad Gerstman in Crain’s: The danger of criminalizing construction accidents

The conviction this month of Harco Construction of severe criminal charges sets a dangerous precedent that could put everyone working in the construction industry—union and nonunion alike—in grave danger.

More Affordable Housing Falls Victim to Labor’s Self Interest

450 affordable apartments-part of the larger Astoria Cove development in Queens, have fallen victim to the narrow self interest of organized labor:

Crain’s: Crane inventor gives his side of the city’s ban—and backs it up

Over the past month there has been a great deal of press attention to the fate of the Skypicker, the innovative crane I designed to make aspects of construction safer and less expensive.