Carpenters join work stoppage at WTC site

August 3, 2011 - 6:00 AM
WTC Work Stoppage

Work continues on the foundation for Two World Trade Center, foreground, and One World Trade Center, rear, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in New York. About 200 laborers stood down from their jobs for a second day Tuesday at the World Trade Center site, although the owner said the work stoppage had a minimal impact on the site's transit hub and signature skyscraper, and no impact on the memorial. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two dozen carpenters have joined hundreds of laborers in a job action at the World Trade Center site and other New York City projects.

The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/rp52zn) says carpenters on Tuesday wanted to show solidary with concrete and cement workers as they negotiate a new contract. They didn't form a picket line.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters says it didn't encourage the job action.

The concrete and cement work stoppage began Monday.

The owner of the trade center site says the work stoppage is having a minimal impact on the construction of the site's transit hub and signature skyscraper, and no impact on the Sept. 11 memorial.

Members of the Concrete Workers District Council have been without a contract since July 1.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com