About Build Up NYC

Build Up NYC is an alliance of working men and women, committed to good jobs and responsible development. Working together, we are advocating for a stronger and more vibrant middle-class through safe and responsible development.

TOWARDS A VIBRANT MIDDLE CLASS

Build Up NYC is committed to a growing and sustainable middle class. We can only grow a stronger middle class if workers have jobs with good wages, affordable health insurance and retirement benefits. Access to training and apprenticeship programs creates opportunities for advancement and real careers.

The race to the bottom in the construction industry hurts workers and communities. When contractors compete by cutting wages and benefits, workers lose the ability to support their families and businesses in their communities and responsible contractors are at an economic disadvantage.

Build Up NYC is fighting for good jobs for workers and a level playing field for responsible employers.

A SAFE WORKPLACE IS A SAFER CITY

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in New York City. Cutting corners and lack of proper safety practices can lead to more accidents, injuries and deaths in and around construction sites.

Build Up NYC is working to make sure every construction worker has access to comprehensive training in order to prevent accidents and injuries at the worksite and in our city. Build Up NYC is fighting for a safer New York.

RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT, STRONGER COMMUNITIES

Developers who construct and maintain buildings in New York have a responsibility to the communities and workers who make their success possible.

Developers and employers have a responsibility not only to make sure the construction, operations, maintenance and security jobs are good jobs, but to support a 21 st century infrastructure.

Build Up NYC is working to make sure employers and developers do their fair share to maintain and upgrade the infrastructure that we all count on.

It’s time to stand up and fight back
Build Up NYC is fighting for the High Road on Economic Development