Contract Talks Resuming Amid Construction Worker Walkout At WTC
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The long tortured rebuilding at the World Trade Center site is slowing down once again.
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For the second day in a row, about 200 unionized cement and concrete workers are off the job due to an apparent citywide walkout.
Their contract expired over a month ago.
An industry source says the difference in pay between union and non-union labor needs to be reduced. Also, the unions are reportedly against taking a 20 percent pay cut proposed by contractors.
The workers say they are the lowest paid of the trades making $37.80 an hour with few opportunities for overtime.
Chris Montabano has been working on the Fulton Street transit hub and said the area will be rebuilt but workers will not settle for a pay cut.
The work stoppage affected other major construction projects across the city including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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