The controversial community organization that helped push through Atlantic Yards despite vocal opposition, BUILD, will officially dissolve by Nov. 16, said Atlantic Yards Report today. Meanwhile, a Barclays Center restaurant is now unionized, the AFL-CIO said. BUILD’s shut down comes on the heels of funding difficulties, tax arrears, and a complaint about spending irregularities from a former staffer. In addition, the organization, which was accused by some critics as being in the pocket of Forest City Ratner, was sued last year by seven participants in a jobs training program who allege they were promised construction jobs and union cards, and said they should have been paid for work they did during training. The lawsuit, which also names Forest City Ratner as a defendant, is ongoing. Levy Restaurants in Barclays Center is now unionized. The 750 workers there voted in Unite Here Local 1.
Job Development Group BUILD Closes Down in Wake of Funding Troubles [AYR]
Hotel, Broadcast, Theater Workers Join AFL-CIO Unions [AFL-CIO Now]
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