Monday, August 29, 2011

Big Fat Inflatable Union Rat Shows Up At Alchemy's 340 Court Street Site

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A rat's work is never done in New York City. This inflatable rodent showed up this morning at the corner of Court and Sackett Streets, to protest in front of the development site at 340 Court Street, which has recently been acquired by Alchemy Properties, a development, marketing and consulting firm. Alchemy took over the project after the Clarett Group pulled out.
The big, fat rat belongs to Local Union 361, which represents ironworkers in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.
After years of delay, construction of the 7 story, 32 unit condominium development at 340 Court Street has just resumed. The steel frame has been going up steadily in the last two weeks. Obviously, the work is being done by non-union workers.

According to the local's web site, the picket line was established in front of 340 Court as of Thursday last week.

*Thanks, M, for the use of your photos.


Anonymous said...

use UNON LABOR, DOPES!! Aree they still building that ugly Rogers Marvel design?

Anonymous said...

Not surprised. I feel bad for the Union Workers.

Anonymous said...

same crap as 360 smith street with the unions ignored. none of this new development is benefiting any pockets but a few very large and greedy ones

Anonymous said...

There is no reason why the developer would have to hire the union... up to him / her / them:

Right-to-work laws are statutes enforced in twenty-two U.S. states, mostly in the southern or western U.S., allowed under provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act, which prohibit agreements between labor unions and employers that make membership, payment of union dues, or fees a condition of employment, either before or after hiring, thus requiring the workplace to be an open shop.

Anonymous said...

I would not buy a unit in a property constructed with non-union labor.
As someone stated in an earlier post "none of benefitting any pockets but a few very large & greedy ones".
That simple.

Anonymous said...

NYC is a Union town. So, is it STILL the Rogers Marvel crap?