7/8/08

Teamsters still on strike in NYC

Work halted on iconic projects

Cement truck drivers are at the bargaining table after nearly a week off the job. The drivers' union, Teamsters Local 282, and the Association of New York City Concrete Producers say they've resumed negotiations. Drivers say they've been offered some raises, but not enough.

"We're not asking for the moon, we're not asking for outlandish raises," said Francis Finnerman of Teamsters Local 282. "All we want enough to get by and even with these raises we are still going to be behind the eight ball. We want to get back to work. That's what we want."

Four hundred drivers went on strike last week, halting work on construction projects throughout the city, including the Freedom Tower and the new stadiums for the Yankees and Mets.

(ny1.com)

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