Labor Dispute Halts Construction at 30 Sites in New York

July 2, 2015

Construction work came to a partial halt at approximately 30 sites after a group of union concrete workers went on strike, reports Crain’s New York Business.

The workers belong to a union group called the New York City District Council of Carpenters. A collective bargaining agreement ran out between the council of carpenters and a trade organization called the Cement League.

According to Crain’s, nonunion construction shops have been gaining market share in New York City, especially in projects that were traditionally dominated by organized labor. Many developers cite costs that are about 30 percent higher when using union labor on a construction job.