Apr 16, 2021 | Press Release

Statement in support of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO strongly supports the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which will help to protect not only against storm damage and flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy, but also against the long-term threat of continuing sea-level rise. This Project will ensure that we are addressing these enormous challenges head on, and doing so through the creation of thousands of good union jobs with family-sustaining wages at a time when our city’s economy is still recovering from the pandemic-related crisis. Climate change and its effects are a serious threat to our city, and it is critical that we begin this work to protect our communities and open spaces without any additional delay.