Thursday, October 3, 2013
Carpenters across New York City are fighting back against a little known but powerful group of concrete contractors known as The Cement League. The Cement League of New York dominates the Concrete Industry in New York City. Their ambiguous website shares little information about who they are or what they do.
The Carpenters working on New York’s hi-rise hotels and apartment buildings have sacrificed, year after year, in all weather, working without a raise since June of 2010 while real estate prices have skyrocketed.
Each week we read another article of record setting prices for apartments and penthouses while The Cement League seeks to drive down wages and benefits for Carpenters building wealth. The New York Real Estate Industry and its dubious partners in The Cement League have taken greed to a new level. The Cement League and its member contractors are determined to wipe out middle class New Yorkers.
While all other Contractor Associations in New York City’s vast Construction Industry have negotiated fair contracts for their workforce, one organization, The Cement League has moved to betray & undermine their employees in a greedy stab for more money.