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Battle Over Long Island City 'Sweatshop' Continues

Kris LaGrange's picture
Mar 08, 2013

Neal Tepel's Labor Press Reports; New York City District Council of Carpenters is keeping its vow to pressure developers of a notorious construction site "sweatshop" in Long Island City, Queens to clean up its act. While representatives from the union described a recent meeting with lawyers for the developers as "cordial, but unproductive," the fight to get TIAA-CREF, O'Connor Capital Partners and McGowan Builders to meet area standards, wages and benefits at their controversial 5-11 47th Avenue development site continues to gain support. Read more

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