Tag: Worker Safety

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…

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…

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.…

Public Advocate Welcomes BUNYC Proposal for New Lists to Complement City’s “Worst Landlord”

It was an offer too good to refuse for New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. “As you have with the annual ‘100 Worst Landlord’ List,” BUNYC Field Coordinator Carole Raftrey asked, “how about creating more lists, like the ‘Top 10 Worst Developers,’ ‘Top 50 Worst General Contractors,’ or to ‘Top 100 Worst Contractors.’ ” They interacted at a “Talk…

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…