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GET THE FACTS ABOUT NON-UNION

Why Should You Care?

If you work, shop, study, or live in a NYC high-rise, here are 3 reasons you'll want to know who built it.

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Quality Suffers

Learn About Non-Union Quality Issues

Fraud Kills

See Who Suffers The Most When Builders Go Non-Union

You Don't Save

See Who Enjoys Construction Cost Savings

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FACT: When Developers Hire Non-Union

Quality Suffers

SEE ALSO

You Don't Save Money

Fraud Kills

The Leaning Tower of Pizzarotti

The 58-story non-union high-rise condo in the seaport district is leaning to the north. Here's the thing: buildings aren’t supposed to lean.

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The Mounting Sadness of Non-Union Construction Gaffes

It’s a cavalcade of missteps that would make you laugh, if you don’t cry first.

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FACT: When Developers Hire Non-Union

Fraud Kills

SEE ALSO

Quality Suffers

You Don't Save Money

The Deadly Cost of Construction Fraud

Non-union construction fraud is pernicious and it kills New York City workers.

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New York City Construction Site Deaths

It’s a sad fraternity, the workers killed by non-union negligence.

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Juan Chonillo, 43

NYC Seaport

September 2017

Nelson Salinas, 51

East 50th Street

April 2019

 
 

FACT: When Developers Hire Non-Union

You Don't Save Money

Quality Suffers

SEE ALSO

Fraud Kills

A Tale of 2 Buildings

Permits were issued in the same week for these two buildings – also on the same block in Brooklyn. One was built by unions, and the other is being built – still – by non-unions. And that's just the beginning.

See the Difference Side By Side

Who Saves? Probably Not You

Some developers prefer contractors who hire non-union crews because they believe it’s cheaper than hiring unions. Maybe that’s cheaper for the developer, but definitely not for you.

Here Are The Facts

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