Thursday, August 04, 2011

Labor ripples: concrete workers agree to negotiate through August 16; carpenters agree to strke if new contract not reached by August 15

From Crain's New York Business today, Concrete workers return, but carpenters OK strike:
Concrete workers, who walked off their jobs at the World Trade Center and other sites Monday, agreed to return to work Thursday and extended their deadline for a new deal to August 16...

Meanwhile, delegates of the second largest construction union in the city, the 25,000-member District Council of Carpenters, voted unanimously Wednesday night to authorize their union to strike if agreement on a new contract isn't reached by Aug. 15...
Workers picketed outside the Atlantic Yards arena site on Monday, August 1, but did not do so on Tuesday.

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