Thursday, January 24, 2008

Labor Watchdogs

Crain's Insider is reporting that the CLC is monitoring certain key development projects in order to determine the huge benefits being reaped by favored developers-benefits that aren't trickling down to the workers: "CLC Executive Director Ed Ott would not confirm the developers study, but he says “the CLC has made no secret of our concerns with the inequities and lack of labor standards with recent economic development agreements by City Hall. At this time, we continue to maintain an open dialogue to resolve some issues.”

Hey ED, just start with the Gateway Mall on the gravesite of the old Bronx Terminal Market. Related Companies got the goldmine-everyone else got the shaft. It's even being anchored by a non-union box store.