Tag: Build Up NYC Workers Alliance

Who thought this was a good idea?

In December 2017, Chris Xu, founder and president of United Construction & Development Group Corp., broke ground on the 67-story Court Square City View Tower at 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City. United Construction & Development describes the tower this way:             “Located at the most highly desirable neighborhoods in Long Island City, the site provides unprecedented convenience for its occupants. Manhattan…

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,…

BUNYC, Community Activists and LIC Workers Celebrate Gains Workers Have Made in Labor Day Rally

More than 200 hundred construction and building service workers gathered at the Long Island City Courthouse Plaza to celebrate gains working people can make and have made by joining together and standing up for their rights at their job sites. Thursday’s lunchtime celebration is a continuation of Labor Day and was in recognition of the work and workers who build,…