2009-07-10 / Community

The Union Rat Is Back On Beach 17 Street


Out of work ironworkers from Local 361 stand with The Union Rat, the symbol of union discontent, to protest what they say is the use of none-union workers at 257 Beach 17 Street seen behind the Maurice & Edith Lowinger Mesivta High School. "We are trained to do the job," said retired ironworker Sal D'Anna. Pictured are John Alman; D'Anna; Glenn Grain, AKA True of the Rhytehitters; Frank Furino; and Bernard Groden. Out of work ironworkers from Local 361 stand with The Union Rat, the symbol of union discontent, to protest what they say is the use of none-union workers at 257 Beach 17 Street seen behind the Maurice & Edith Lowinger Mesivta High School. "We are trained to do the job," said retired ironworker Sal D'Anna. Pictured are John Alman; D'Anna; Glenn Grain, AKA True of the Rhytehitters; Frank Furino; and Bernard Groden. The protesters also allege that the subcontractor of the site pictured, Super Structure, is hiring illegal workers and, they believe, is taking kickbacks from the employees. Neither the Yeshiva Darchei Torah, located on Heyson Road in Rockaway, which owns the building, nor the main contractor, Attria Builders of Lakewood, New Jersey, responded to calls seeking comment. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg. The protesters also allege that the subcontractor of the site pictured, Super Structure, is hiring illegal workers and, they believe, is taking kickbacks from the employees. Neither the Yeshiva Darchei Torah, located on Heyson Road in Rockaway, which owns the building, nor the main contractor, Attria Builders of Lakewood, New Jersey, responded to calls seeking comment. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg.

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