Related files 2nd lawsuit against NYC labor union

May 10, 2018

This is the latest round in a legal battle between Related and the BCTC, which was kicked off by a March lawsuit that claimed the developer lost $100 million to questionable work practices by some unions party to the project labor agreement (PLA) negotiated by the BCTC for the first phase of work at Hudson Yards. Related’s filing sought to prevent those unions from being part of a new PLA. The BCTC has filed complaints against Related with the National Labor Relations Board for alleged union-busting activity.

Joining in the legal fray last month was New York City’s Metal Lathers Local 46 and other union funds, which filed a lawsuit against New Leaf claiming that the company was formed, with the encouragement of Related, in order to sidestep union labor requirements at Hudson Yards.

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