BuildingNYC (BNYC), the group of contractors and workers promoting a merit-based construction industry in NYC, is announcing a path breaking partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national trade association representing nearly 21,000 merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms across the United States.
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.
In today’s Crain’s, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams highlights the fact that the construction unions that are loudly demanding that affordable housing developments hire their own members at a high prevailing wage scale, “…lack the rich diversity found in the communities around them.”
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Late last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made it clear that he cares more about political connections than empowering workers in New York. This should be deeply concerning for taxpayers and for those who want to create more middle-class jobs throughout the state.
BuildingNYC, a coalition of 12 “merit-based” developers and contractors, is partnering with the Associated Builders and Contractors, a national federation of nonunion companies whose members provide training in the trades.
Key program to produce affordable housing is losing out to myopic and selfish pleading by organized labor
BuildingNYC is an association that represents those workers doing the majority of the building in NYC today, especially affordable housing. Comprised of a diverse workforce from 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 job growth and economic success.
The union’s white members have received more work and larger pensions, data show. In contrast, minority members, who have lagged for decades, often struggle to find steady jobs and to earn enough credit to retire on time with full pensions.