Wednesday, July 13, 2005

CBA for the Bronx Terminal Market?

Anne Michaud is reporting in Crain’s Insider that the July 20th meeting scheduled by the Bronx leaders is for the purpose of creating a CBA. If that’s true it’s the first we’ve heard since our understanding is that the meeting on the 20th is for the purpose of negotiating a settlement for the BTM merchants.

While we’re on the subject of a CBA, however, it is useful to point out that the Ratner agreement that Crain’s refers to was worked out in the absence of input from the area’s local elected officials and, instead, negotiated directly with a consortium of community groups. That certainly is the correct precedent to follow with Gateway.