Saturday, July 13, 2013

Shame on Major League Baseball and Hudson Meridian

FOR LOWERING THE STANDARDS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

Shame on Major League Baseball and Hudson Meridian, for contributing to the erosion of area standards for New York City Carpenters. The New York City District Council of Carpenters has a labor dispute with Hudson Meridian which is performing work at South Queens Boys & Girls Club at 110 - 04 Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill , New York. Hudson Meridian hires sub - contractors that do not meet area labor wages and benefits , including providing or fully paying for family healthcare and pension benefits for all of its carpenter craft employees.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters objects to substandard wage employers like Hudson Meridian working in the community. In our opinion the community ends up paying the tab for employee health care. Low wages tend to lower general community standards, there by encouraging crime and other social ills.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters believes that Major League Baseball and Hudson Meridian have an obligation to the community to see that the area labor standards are met for construction work performed on their current and future projects .They should not be allowed to insulate themselves behind “independent” contractors.

PLEASE CALL: Thomas C. Brasuell Vice President, Community Affairs Major League Baseball 245 Park Avenue , New York, NY 10167 212 - 931 -7897

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