Hutching's added that NYC DPR construction projects are doomed from the beginning due to the unscrupulous contractors they hire to execute the projects. "Successful construction projects are built on a solid foundation. NYC DPR construction projects are built on quicksand and it all starts with hiring contractors with a history of labor violations and an utter lack of respect for tax payer dollars," Hutchings added.
"We commend Councilmember Torres for demanding that the NYC DPR operate in a manner consistent with the progressive principles our elected leaders claim to live by. We are confident that Intro. 1340 will pass the City Council and cannot imagine a scenario where Mayor de Blasio would veto a law that brings about greater worker protections, tax payer savings and timely projects to the parks that millions of New York City children play on everyday. This law embodies everything the Mayor preaches about every day," concluded Hutchings.
The New York State Laborers' Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and other fields throughout the state. They are an affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA). With over a half of million member's nationwide, LIUNA is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers in the nation.
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SOURCE New York State Laborers