The CountMeInNYC Rally continues! CountMeInNYC is a movement of Rank and File New York City union construction workers banding together to fix broken shop and fight back against greedy developers.
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, a construction union umbrella organization representing more than 100,000 workers, has been organizing for close to a year against Related Cos., the largest developer in New York City. Its goal is for Related to exclusively use union labor at its Hudson Yards project, the city’s largest private real estate development since Rockefeller Center.
The Building and Construction Trades Council’s rallies are not just a reaction to Related’s decision to use an open shop model, which allows for nonunion labor, they are also a reaction to a systemic challenge in New York City, New Jersey and other areas across the country: the rise of non-union subcontractors. Developers on some large projects have started to use the open shop model which has both union and non-union members working on the same projects.
The CountMeInNYC rallies are a way to draw attention to this issue.
For more information on the CountMeInNYC movement, visit: https://www.facebook.com/CountMeInNYC/
or #CountMeInNYC on Twitter.