Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
The Moynihan Train Hall in New York City opened earlier this year, thanks in large part to the skilled work of members of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC). Some 90 members of BAC locals 1 NY and 7 NY/NJ installed 26,563 pieces of marble, setting the stage for Penn Station’s beautiful new train terminal. “The contractors wanted every deadline hit, so that’s what we did,” said Local 7 member Joe Bond (pictured above kneeling, second from the right). “Everything and everyone followed us, so we had to stay on schedule. It was a lot to keep up with, especially when you factor in a pandemic. Some may have decided to stay home, but not my crew.” BAC members performed some 70,000 hours of work on the project. Click here to read more.