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REW: Construction industry push for diversity a good start, but more resources needed

A recently announced diversity initiative by the Associated General Contractors of America is an encouraging step forward. However, open shop workers in New York City need much more support from our elected officials in order to achieve real gains for men and women of color in our industry.

By |2019-03-24T10:14:35-04:00February 7th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

Amsterdam News: It is not progressive for the state legislature to exclude Black and Brown workers from legislative initiatives

We must not confuse sensible efforts to improve the construction industry with mandates that would exclude locally based workers of color and MWBE contractors from some of the city’s biggest projects.

By |2019-03-24T10:15:17-04:00February 7th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

This is the Bronx: Construction Industry’s Shift to Open Shop Means More Good Jobs for Bronxites

We believe that when new buildings go up in the Bronx, a significant number of the construction jobs should go to local residents – not just to workers from outside the city.

By |2019-03-24T10:15:31-04:00January 29th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

CWP to NYS Senate Labor Committee: Expansion of Public Work and it’s Negative Consequences

While traditional union models of hiring continue to present barriers to entry for minority workers, merit shop (also known as open shop) offers an inclusive hiring model, giving a chance to anyone willing to work hard.

By |2019-03-24T10:15:38-04:00January 29th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

CWP to NYS Assembly Labor Committee: Expansion of Public Work and it’s Negative Consequences

New York’s diverse communities of color have long lacked access to equal employment opportunities, but New York City’s building boom presents ample opportunity for all New Yorkers to gain access to meaningful education/training and employment.

By |2019-03-24T10:15:46-04:00January 29th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

CWP’s Letter to Governor Cuomo: Response to State of the State

We urge you to recognize the reality of today’s diverse construction industry and broaden your focus by providing more resources to train, employ and protect New Yorkers of color, regardless of whether or not they are part of a union.

By |2019-03-24T10:15:58-04:00January 17th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

REW: DOB Extends Construction Safety Deadline

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has extended the deadline by which many of the city’s construction workers will need to have at least 30 hours of safety training, and by which construction supervisors will need 62 hours of training.

By |2019-03-24T10:16:16-04:00November 27th, 2018|Latest News, News|0 Comments

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By |2019-06-27T16:55:08-04:00June 27th, 2016|Latest News, News|0 Comments