Tag: Build Up NYC

NEW YORKERS, ADVOCATES COMMEMORATE WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY OF ACTION

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…

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…

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…