Nonunion group brings race into construction safety debate NYCA opposes City Council bill that mandates training programs
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UPDATED, Jan. 20, 7:47 p.m.: Nonunion contractors opened a new playing field in their fight against a proposed City Council bill that would mandate apprenticeship programs for construction workers: race.
In survey results released Friday, the New York Construction Alliance said that 76.48 percent of open-shop construction workers are minorities, and that the proposed bill would hit them hardest.
The group, founded in June to advocate for nonunion contractors, timed the release for the week City Council introduced the bill. One of the bill’s clauses would require developers of projects of a certain size to hire contractors whose workers have completed training prog阿拉爱上海同城