I am writing to share with you more opportunities associated with the opening of the Barclays Center this September. We are committed to contracting with women and minority owned firms for services in the building and will share a number of Request for Proposals with you over the next few months.
MWBEs are required to be certified on a state, federal or city level. All firms interested in responding to RFPs must register with our management company AEG. Please encourage any companies you know to fill out the AEG materials.
Today we are sharing an opportunity for housekeeping, uniforms and dry cleaning. Please see all the details including directions on how to apply attached here. This information will also be posted at barclayscenter.com and atlanticyards.com.
With less than six months to go until opening we look forward to continuing to share good news about our efforts. As always don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Ashley C. Cotton
Forest City Ratner
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…