Amazon has agreed to use union labor in building a Long Island distribution center.
The Long Island Press reports the project in Syosset will be built on a 200,000 sq. ft. property — the site of the former Cerro Wire factory with environmental contamination issues including toxic wastewater, copper rods and cables. Amazon would clean up the pollution with its own funds.
“We are thrilled to announce that Amazon will be using 100 percent union labor during the construction of their proposed ‘last mile’ warehouse in Syosset,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Nassau IDA Chairman Richard Kessel, and President of the Nassau and Suffolk Building Construction and Trades Council Matthew Aracich said in a joint statement.
“We thank Amazon for making a commitment to Long Island’s skilled and experienced union workforce, who have a proven track record of delivering quality work that is completed on budget and with the highest workplace safety standards,” Nassau officials said in the statement.