Growth of Nonunion Construction Tests New York City Labor Leader

June 12, 2015 - accent chair

On a West 57th Street construction site, nonunion workers in orange vests are building a substructure for a building that will transcend a Empire State Building in tallness on a site perceptibly bigger than 3 townhouses.

Even 5 years ago, it was unthinkable that a developer would challenge a city’s absolute construction unions, led by Gary LaBarbera, and try to build a difficult Manhattan building but relying wholly on his…

source ⦿ http://www.wsj.com/articles/growth-of-nonunion-construction-tests-new-york-city-labor-leaderthe-weekend-profile-gary-labarbera-1434154002

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