News

/News

Letter to The Record: Prevailing wage expansion would hurt working class families

Troy’s unemployment rate remains higher than the national average, and many residents are not seeing access to great job opportunities. Rather than address the problem, the legislature is currently considering a prevailing wage expansion that has the potential to exacerbate the situation and further hurt the city’s working families.

By |2019-03-25T14:53:16-04:00March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Kings County Politics: Open Letter To PA Williams For Support Of Open Shop Construction Workers

Open shop workers are the silent majority in New York’s construction workforce. In fact, approximately 70% of private developments in the city are now being built by these workers. And as the use of open shop expands, more New Yorkers of color are working more than ever before.

By |2019-03-24T10:14:02-04:00March 7th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

CWP in Gotham Gazette: Prevailing Wage Extension Would Kill Jobs and Limit Housing for New Yorkers

If there’s one thing that New Yorkers can agree on, it’s that we should always strive to create new jobs, not take them away. Amazon’s recent decision to withdraw its planned “HQ2” from Long Island City is an example of us failing on this front.

By |2019-03-24T10:14:12-04:00March 1st, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

Brooklyn Paper: Consider open-shop construction in Brooklyn

We at Construction Workforce Project firmly believe that longtime Brooklynites should benefit from the rapid pace of development, which can only truly happen if construction job opportunities are made available to local residents.

By |2019-03-24T10:14:28-04:00February 11th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

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