January 12, 2012
We are thrilled with the new effort to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory. We applaud Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bloomberg Administration for partnering on this important effort, which we know will lead to quality jobs for Bronx residents. This shows that the Kingsbridge Armory can be redeveloped in another way than what was proposed in 2009. At the same time, we continue to work toward passage of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, legislation that would create living wage jobs for future subsidized economic development projects, and deal with the issue on a citywide basis rather than project by project. We feel that reviving the Kingsbridge Armory and supporting the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act go together. An item that appeared in City&State’s Notebook blog earlier today does not accurately represent the views of the Living Wage NYC Coalition or the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).