Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Calling all New York Teamsters

Teamsters and other labor unions in and around New York will rally tomorrow, May 9, protesting the Frieze New York Art Show’s continued discrimination against New York City’s union workers.

 According to Joint Council 16 

Labor leaders have repeatedly reached out to the organizers of Frieze New York and their local events coordinator, Project Glue, LLC without response. The unions have demanded that the New York City Parks Department look into altering the permitting process for major private events in order to better evaluate labor standards. Last week, a hearing was held to shed light on the festival’s use of public park space at Randall’s Island and its consequences for New York City residents and workers.

 Labor unions involved in the event include: Teamsters Joint Council 16, the NY District Council of Carpenters, Painters DC9, Operating Engineers Local 30 and IATSE Locals 829 and 1.

The rally will coincide with the fair’s invitation-only VIP preview. Here are the rally details you need to know:

When: 10 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013

Where: Randall’s Island, near Icahn Stadium, 20 Randall’s Island, New York, NY 10035

Who: Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, various labor unions