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Statement from BM/ST Azzopardi on Construction Safety Legislation for NYC

On Wednesday, the New York City Council unanimously passed Intro 1447, which requires increased safety training for all construction workers. Below is a statement from Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Joseph Azzopardi on the legislation.

“1447 is now Law! We applaud Speaker Viverito, Councilman Williams and the entire City Council for spearheading an effort to increase the training and safety standards on New York City jobs sites. They faced immense political pressure from organizations that care more about their bottom line than the lives of construction workers. In the face of that adversity, this Council stood up for middle class families. We urge the Mayor to sign this bill and we look forward to continuing the fight to improve an industry filled with abuse by irresponsible employers. Thank you to the members of DC9, your fight, passion and drive for your industry made this possible.”

– BM/ST Joseph Azzopardi