Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President John Banks on New York City Council Approval of Intro. 1447

“We support increasing safety at every construction site across New York City in a practical and feasible manner for both union and nonunion workers. The legislation fails to address our concerns over how tens of thousands of workers will access safety training, how they will pay for it, what steps are being taken to curb fraudulent safety cards, and why all workers are not subject to the bill’s safety training requirements. We welcome the opportunity to work with stakeholders to address these concerns that, if left unaddressed, will result in many fewer construction job opportunities for New Yorkers.” – John Banks, REBNY President