“ALL THE NEWS UNFIT TO PRINT” BY TERRY MOORE


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As some of you may know, the contractors who employ Local 46 members have been having an increasingly difficult time acquiring work. In a highly competitive market, it is clear that the non-union sector has a distinct advantage over the union sector.

On July 25th, the Cement League convened a meeting in order to ask the unions for concessions relating to high rise superstructure concrete work.  The following were the reasons we were given:

  1. Almost all new projects are being awarded to non-union firms.
  2. Our contracting base is drying up and many firms are turning towards the non-union sector in order to survive.

At this meeting, there were many ideas presented to the unions concerning concessions along with suggestions of how we can remain competitive and keep the union sector relevant in New York. Our union officials listened to the members of the contractor association.  At NO TIME did ANY union official from ANY union agree to ANY concessions, or pay cuts of any nature.

Subsequently, we all began to hear the rumors and innuendo that circulated in the field since the July 25th date.  The rumors suggested that certain officials were in favor of eliminating vacation pay, annuity pay and possibly more.  I can tell you that because of working in this industry, I sometimes have a difficult time with my hearing.  On July 25th  I had my hearing aid FULLY turned up!  Anyone who left that meeting and suggested that any union official spoke in favor of any concessions has lied to you, our membership, or their own membership.  Anyone who said that Terry Moore, Kevin Kelly, Mike Anderson, Ronnie Richardson or John Coffey agreed or suggested that your vacation pay or annuity pay should be taken away LIED to YOU!  All of the salaried officers attended the meeting.

Back in 2012, we came to each and every member in order to remain competitive in the market. We joined together, made adjustments and accordingly, I signed many new project agreements — and we have worked millions of man hours.  These projects have provided the work that helped us grow as a union, and have kept all of us working over the past six years.  These agreements include the Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson Yards, along with numerous projects in the five boroughs.  Almost every project that Pinnacle, Rogers and Sons, Winco, High Rise Construction, DiFama, Cross Country, and SBF were the result of agreements I signed due to the moves made by ALL of your elected officials and by YOU.

It is clear that WE need to address the residential market in order to stay competitive and survive in the industry.  I will keep you fully and properly informed as to any discussions and meetings moving forward.  We pride ourselves on doing a great job communicating with our membership.

If you have any questions please call me directly….  to get the truth!  I can be reached at 917-860-3563.

In solidarity,


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