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Striking Hudson Yards Concrete Workers Ordered Back to Work

Striking members of the New York City District Council of Carpenters were ordered back to work on Monday. A US District Court judge found the concrete workers in violation of Project Labor Agreements, which prohibit striking. Work slowed at dozens of construction sites throughout the city on Wednesday, including at the much-anticipated Hudson Yards, when the unionized workers went on strike after their contracts with the Cement League expired on June 30, Capital New York reported. Cement League executive director Michael Salgo believes this is not a good look for the District Council of Carpenters. Union leaders maintain that the work stoppage was not sanctioned and encouraged members to return to their job sites on Monday. Negotiations between the District Council of Carpenters and the Cement League will resume at 2pm on Monday. [CapNY]