Atlantic Yards Sued for False Promises of Employment

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The Brooklyn Paper reports that a group of seven workers have filed a lawsuit against Atlantic Yards on Tuesday, accusing developer Bruce Ratner of setting up a ‘sham’ job-training program that gave them false promises of employment.

Although they were promised union membership and jobs in exchange for taking a 15-week apprenticeship course in 2010, the workers claim they were never hired on Ratner’s $5-billion mega-project.

“This was the biggest bait-and-switch in the history of Brooklyn,” said Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Fort Greene).

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2 Responses to “Atlantic Yards Sued for False Promises of Employment”

  1. it is i
    November 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM #

    Letitia James hit the nail on the head! It’s disgusting that we taxpayers are subsidizing Ratners’ personal enrichment to the detriment of the community. As long as the Bloombergs and political cronies of NYC continue with pernicious land giveaways to wealthy developers, our city will suffer. This unfettered greed driven by obscenely wealthy developers, this callous disregard for the people who live/lived in the neighborhood, is a travesty. Wake up people!

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