The construction unions make a good move — Brooklynian

The construction unions make a good move

edited August 2014 in Brooklyn Politics
Developers have shunned building affordable housing, in part, because the receipt of government funds requires them to utilize expensive union labor.

This put Bill DeBlasio in a bind. He could either build not as much housing, or simply not enforce the requirements. The latter would have really annoyed unions.

Instead, a compromise has been reached: Unions have agreed to a 40% pay cut in exchange for being relevant.

The hope of unions is that someday the public will again care about their plight when they errect the rat.

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