Attention NYC Construction Companies! Learn more and help keep building in NYC open and competitive! Download, print and share the flyer!
Attention NYC Construction Workers! Fight for fairness! Fight for your right to work! Download, print and share the flyer!
Much 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.
Building NYC is proud to partner with Associated Builders and Contractors.
ABC is a recognized leader in skills training and apprenticeships for workers in the construction trades employed by merit based contractors and sub-contractors. ABC delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their productivity and safety and advance their careers. ABC also offers the kind of apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state requirements for registered apprenticeship and prevailing wage work, including employer sponsored classroom instruction and on-the-job learning. Craft professionals who successfully complete a program are recognized at the journeyperson level and awarded a license.
The purpose of the collaboration is to enable the workers that are part of the BNYC company membership base to raise their skill levels so that they can not only have a safer work environment, but can also advance in their chosen profession and establish the foundation for a lifelong, well paying job and career.
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The Real Story About Building in NYC is Being Written Every Day:
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.
Construction Unions to New Yorkers: Pay Us or Stay Homeless
The play by the construction unions is a classic knock of the old wolf in sheep's clothing fable-hiding their rapaciousness behind the cloak of affordable housing even as they must know that paying their demand for “prevailing wages” will make it almost impossible to come anywhere near the mayor’s ambitious housing goals.
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