Union painters, plasterers being replaced by non-union workers at Co-op City
Painters and plasterers who are part of a union doing work at Co-op City have been let go.
The workers say they are angry and that it's wrong to have non-union workers come in to do their job. Co-op City management is trying to cut costs for maintenance work, but the union workers say in the long run it will cost Co-op City more to have non-union employees.
The workers also feel that corruption was involved in the decision, but Co-op City management says the deal with the non-union contractor happened fair and square.
Meantime, the workers say they will protest when the non-union workers takeover the job.