Sep 1, 2023 | News Story

Op-ed: Link5G creates 21st Century Jobs for Union Workers

IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Christopher Erikson recently penned an OpEd in amNY on how LinkNYC — the public-private partnership that deploys, operates, and maintains modern telecommunications infrastructure across the city — is providing union job opportunities for New Yorkers who have the drive and the skills to help our city build back better. Now, he writes, LinkNYC is embarking on the next generation of its rollout, deploying another 2,000 kiosks citywide that will help more of our students complete their homework, more small businesses compete, and more low-income families access the resources they need to thrive.

"For nearly 125 years, IBEW Local 3 has helped build New York City. Our members have worked on some of the most iconic structures in our city, creating and implementing the infrastructure that keeps our skyline shining brighter than any other city on the planet. Over that same period, our union has organized quality job training for young New Yorkers, provided job opportunities for our diverse membership, and promoted the highest standards of worker safety in our industry. New York’s leaders can and should help us continue that legacy by supporting the Link5G program — and the well-paying jobs it will create for our 28,000 members." Read the full op-ed here.