Sunday, July 05, 2015

In contrast with 2013 promises, Forest City noncommittal on retaining Nassau Coliseum workers

From Newsday, published last night, Nassau Coliseum employees, facing layoffs due to renovations, recall times at the 'old barn':
It's unclear how many current Coliseum employees will return to work at the arena when it reopens in December 2016.
Forest City Ratner Cos. spokesman Barry Baum said the company will evaluate staffing needs once it takes over the building and "at the appropriate time" will reach out to union leaders to discuss the hiring process.
By contrast, consider the promise by Bruce Ratner at the Nassau County Legislature hearing 9/23/13 (transcript):
I have said that we wanted to hire locally , but the number one is to hire the existing people that are there. We do not want people to be out of jobs. I know we all agree with that but I just wanted to clarify that .

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