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Ivan Medina speaking at Build Up NYC's news conference calling on the city to protect workers by suspending a contractor on whose LIC project six workers got injured.

BUNYC Activists Ask City to Suspend Contractor

Call for Further Workplace Training and Safety Protections Build Up New York City activists urged the city to suspend the license of a contractor for an accident at a Queens construction project where six workers were injured a month ago. Elected officials, including New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and State Senator Michael Gianaris and community groups, joined…

Ismael Arroyo, Marquisha Page and Ivan Medina

BUNYC and Astoria Residents Ask Mayor Questions at Town Hall in Astoria

Marquisha Page joined hundreds of Astoria residents and other New Yorkers who came to P.S. 70 at 30-44 43rd St. on Wednesday as Mayor Bill De Blasio took questions on Wednesday night at his Town Hall meeting. Page, a heat and frost insulator  and member of Build Up New York City’s worker outreach brigade program, raised the issue of construction and building workers safety.…

Workers and advocates lay flowers in memory of New York City workers who died in preventable accidents on the job last year.


Groups of workers commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day in Queens and Manhattan today by remembering workers who lost their lives over the last year and pledged to work for workplace safety rules and standards to improve working conditions across the city. Gathering at daybreak at Queens Plaza North & 29th Street, near the intersection of Queens Blvd & Northern Blvd, dozens of…

NYCOSH Executive Director Charlene Obernauer describing the Astoria Cove construction site during a community inspection

Elected Officials, BUNYC Activists and Neighbors Perform Community Inspection of Astoria Cove Lot

The proposed Astoria Cove development site promised much in the way of community benefits for its neighbors and jobs with family sustaining wages and benefits for the construction and service workers that were to build and operate the development.  However, it has become a source of frustration to its neighbors who complain about the trash-strewn lot with buildings in various…

Residents say they've tried everything to get the city to resolve their troubles with the dump site — to no avail. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “Waterfront dump site a nightmare for Queens residents who say lot is toxic”

From the New York Daily News: By GINGER ADAMS OTIS, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Saturday, April 1, 2017 When Jeannie Ortiz was growing up, the vacant waterfront lot behind her apartment in Queens was a leafy, tree-filled haven. Now it’s a trash-strewn lot full of construction debris — and under investigation by the state for its alleged use as…

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BUNYC Brigaders Discuss Union Standards with the Council’s Crowley

New York City Council member Elizabeth Crowley (D-30th District) immediately put her cards on the table on meeting with Build Up New York City Brigaders.


Join us for Learning Day on Wednesday, January 14!

Join Build Up NYC and Councilman Costa Constantinides, Urban Upbound, Astoria Houses Tenant Association, Queensbridge Tenant Association and Ravenswood Tenant Association on Wednesday, January 14 for a Learning Day in our community. Learn about new opportunities for careers in construction, building operations, security and the hotel industry. Representatives from construction pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, 32BJ SEIU and the Hotel Trades Council will be on hand to answer questions about work in their industries.