Take Action – Pass Intro 1447

“I didn’t expect to get in an accident that day when I came to work…my harness is what saved my life.”

BBNYC is fighting for safety and training standards for all workers - union and non-union alike.

Take Action - Pass Intro 1447

NYC needs construction safety legislation.
Send an email to City Council members and tell them:

How many more must die?
Support Intro 1447 today!


The NYC construction industry is facing an epidemic: 32 worker deaths in 2 years

In response to the thirty-two construction workers who have died on the job in the last two years, Building Blocks NYC is fighting for worker safety on New York City construction sites. BBNYC is a coalition that brings together labor and community partners to advocate for the passage of Intro 1447 in the New York City Council.

Intro 1447 would require rigorous safety and training standards for all construction workers, union and non-union alike. Thirty-two worker deaths in two years is unacceptable and the families who build this city deserve more. How many more must die before NYC gets the construction safety legislation it needs?

NYC Council

We applaud the NYC Council for taking proactive steps in introducing legislation that will ensure construction workers receive the proper training to be safe while building in one of the most complex construction markets in the world.

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Over the past two years, thirty-two construction worker deaths have occurred on New York City construction sites. This is an epidemic. The City Council is taking action. In January of 2017 they announced their intention to introduce 18 bills addressing construction safety.

Building Blocks NYC applauds the New York City Council for introducing measures that will protect a workforce that is often exploited by irresponsible contractors. It is time we stop allowing contractors to develop buildings with workers that have criminally negligent levels of training.


The eighteen bills address different areas of the marketplace that require reform, but none are more important than bill 1447 sponsored by Jumanne Williams, which will require rigorous training standards for construction workers on certain, more complex job sites.

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Out of the thirty-two construction related fatalities that occurred, the majority of them occurred on non-union sites. Many non-union contractors do not invest in training programs that are monitored by the state.

Conversely, union contractors invest in their workforce. Requiring them to participate in a rigorous training program which includes thousands of hours of in classroom and on the job training.

However, do not be misled. Non-union contractors are allowed to participate in state sanctioned apprenticeship programs. In fact, only forty-seven percent are sponsored by union affiliates.

In all, over one hundred and fifty non-union contractors currently participate in state sanctioned apprenticeship programs.

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Over the past two years, thirty-two construction worker deaths have occurred on New York City construction sites. This is an epidemic. The City Council is taking action. In January of 2017 they announced their intention to introduce 18 bills addressing construction safety.

Building Blocks NYC applauds the New York City Council for introducing measures that will protect a workforce that is often exploited by irresponsible contractors. It is time we stop allowing contractors to develop buildings with workers that have criminally negligent levels of training.


The eighteen bills address different areas of the marketplace that require reform, but none are more important than bill 1447 sponsored by Jumanne Williams, which will require rigorous training standards for construction workers on certain, more complex job sites.

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Out of the thirty-two construction related fatalities that occurred, the majority of them occurred on non-union sites. Many non-union contractors do not invest in training programs that are monitored by the state.

Conversely, union contractors invest in their workforce. Requiring them to participate in a rigorous training program which includes thousands of hours of in classroom and on the job training.

However, do not be misled. Non-union contractors are allowed to participate in state sanctioned apprenticeship programs. In fact, only forty-seven percent are sponsored by union affiliates.

In all, over one hundred and fifty non-union contractors currently participate in state sanctioned apprenticeship programs.

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