#CountMeIn Movement Marks One Year
“New York City is a union town,” they chanted — thousands of voices reverberating off of office buildings and down the upper Manhattan street on Tuesday afternoon. They donned green, carried banners and marched from 6th Avenue and 50th Street to Columbus Circle, determined to make their grievances heard. This was how thousands of union construction workers marked the one year anniversary of #CountMeIn, a rank and file movement grounded in the fight against the developer Related Companies. Read more from The Indypendent here, and check out photos in #CountMeIn's Facebook album!
Also this week, 100 Black Construction Workers President Barrie Smith responded to another attempt by anti-union lobbyist Richard Berman to spread false claims about the supposed treatment of African-Americans by New York City construction unions. Read Smith's Letter to the Editor, "I won't be pushed back into nonunion construction," in Tuesday's Crain's New York Business.