Unions Sue To Stop Subsidized Brooklyn Mixed-Use Project

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT) -- A group of construction unions on Wednesday sued to stop the city of New York and several private developers from proceeding with a 1.9 million-square-foot mixed-use project in downtown Brooklyn, claiming it is depressing area wages, displacing businesses and harming the local environment.

Ironworkers Local 361, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, four other unions and two state assemblymen filed the petition in state court for an injunction halting construction, arguing that the city and its private partners in the subsidized project failed to properly...
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