Join New York’s leading developers, builders and union professionals on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the Union League’s Lincoln Hall to examine the state of union labor in New York and its impact on building in New York, today and into the future.


 
 
All proceeds from this event will be contributed to the New York Building Foundation.
 

  • Complex, urban construction requires highly-skilled labor in order to build safely and efficiently. Yet, rising costs have driven many of New York’s leading owner/developers to employ less expensive, non-union labor particularly in the residential sector.

    Across the country, high demand for skilled labor in the construction trades is causing shortages.  In New York, the unionized trades continue to be a source for skilled workers with the training and expertise to navigate sites challenged by density and topography.  Many non-union firms employ members of the unionized trades. But, if the trend towards open shop continues, how will construction firms ensure a competent work force without unions as a source of labor?

    Understanding all sides of the construction conundrum will help the conversation’s participants develop a way forward.

    What is the future of the labor force in New York?



PROPOSED DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Return on Investment of using organized labor
  • Project labor agreements
  • Sophisticated projects completed using skilled labor force
  • Innovative projects requiring new skill sets and highly trained work force
  • Risk mitigation strategies

This is a serious discussion on how real estate owners, developers and builders can create creative ways to work with unionized construction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Building Owners
  • Developers
  • Owner’s Representatives
  • Construction Managers
  • General Contractors
  • Construction Consultants
  • Architects, Engineers and Design Consultants

PROGRAM


   8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 


NETWORKING BREAKFAST

   8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

CONSTRUCTION IN NEW YORK TODAY

   8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

AT THE TABLE


INDUSTRY LEADERS

             MODERATOR             REMARKS              PANELISTS    
         

Michael K. De Chiara
Founding Partner
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP


Richard T. Anderson
President Emeritus
New York Building Congress

Jay Badame
President/COO
Tishman, an AECOM Company

Sabrina L. Kanner
Executive Vice President,
Design & Construction
Brookfield Properties


Gary LaBarbera
President
Building and Construction Trades
Council of Greater New York

                       
     

Steve McInnis
President
The New York City District Council
of Carpenters

Joseph G. Mizzi
President & Chief Operating Officer
Sciame Construction


Charles F. Murphy
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction Company

Edward V. Piccinich
Executive Vice President
SL Green Realty Corp


MAP & DIRECTION

Directions

The Union League Club is located at 38 East 37th Street on the corner of Park Avenue.

Contact

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