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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finally a Real Protest

Brooklyn Eagle Excerpt

Labor Group To Protest Coney Plan
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 06-16-2009

Planning Comm. Meets 10 a.m.

LOWER MANHATTAN — In conjunction with the City Planning Commission’s vote on the Coney Island Redevelopment Plan Wednesday, June 17, a community-labor coalition will be rallying for changes in the plan.

The coalition — which includes New York Jobs with Justice, ACORN, New York Hotel Trades Council, Pratt Center for Community Development, 32BJ SEIU, RWDSU and UFCW — will be protesting the plan’s shortage of affordable housing and its omission of wage and benefits standards for newly created jobs.

Coalition members who live and work in Coney Island will be holding signs reading “Coney Island Needs Good Jobs and Affordable Housing.” Following the vote, they will march outside the meeting to voice their concerns at a rally.

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