Staten Island for Good Jobs

Responsible development on New York City’s waterfront.




We want safety in construction near our train lines

There is tremendous development in Long Island City, some of it very close to the subway trains. Imagine what would happen if a construction accident took place that impacted one of the train lines. How would you get to work? We, the undersigned, urge the MTA, our elected officials and the community board to keep monitoring the new developments and…

#MLKDay2018: ‘All Labor Has Dignity’

#United4GoodJobs #WeRStronger2gether #WorkersUnite

Nestor Castillo’s American Dream

Nestor Castillo tells a particularly feel-good story. Castillo talks about his good job with the health insurance that he shares with his whole family, his annuity and pension and his good life with his wife and daughter and how he can’t wait to buy a house for his family. But it was not always like that. A native of Honduras,…

Build Up NYC Activists Celebrate Jobs for Staten Islanders at the Empire Outlets Project

Jessica Twitty-Shuler just became an apprentice with the New York City District Council of Carpenters’ Local 20 in Staten Island in October 2013 when she came to a rally to urge developers of the Empire Outlets Project to make sure they create good, career-path jobs there. Jessica joined dozens of union members on Saturday morning on the steps of the…