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…
Hundreds gathered at McKee High School in Staten Island on the evening of January 23, 2014 for a successful Learning Day organized by Councilwoman Debi Rose and Build Up NYC for the North Shore community to explore new career opportunities in the construction, hotel and building operations and maintenance industries.
Staten Island faith, civil rights, and community leaders were joined by Rep. Michael Grimm (CD-11), NYS Sen. Diane Savino and hundreds of Build Up NYC members at a Borough Hall rally today demanding Empire Outlets developer BFC Partners commit to providing good jobs with a career path to the middle class.
Fight For Good Jobs, Responsible Development On Staten Island Waterfront Unfolds At City Hall Hearing
Scores of Build Up NYC members and a growing coalition advocating for responsible development and good jobs today called on members of the New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises to vote “No” on the application by BFC Partners for its Empire Outlets redevelopment plan on Staten Island if the developer does not commit to providing good jobs with real career paths for local residents, support for local businesses, and making traffic and infrastructure improvements.