Local 79 is one of several unions that recently publicly supported an organization called UP4NYC. UP4NYC is an organization that advocates for Albany to repair the broken 421-A tax abatement program. Please click here to read the latest article about the UP4NYC campaign and see a video about the issue.
For decades, the 421-A tax abatement program has offered large tax breaks to developers to provide an incentive for residential development in New York City, asking for little or nothing in return. UP4NYC is seeking to modify the program so that developers receiving 421-A tax breaks guarantee that union wages will be paid on all construction jobs on the projects and that a significant percentage of the units will be built for low- and moderate income people. It is important that your voice on be heard, so please click here to fill out a form and let Albany know where you stand on this important issue.