National, State, and Local Labor Leaders Host Worker Appreciation Luncheon at Park & Garden Site in Hoboken

Park & Garden Workers Appreciation Luncheon
Credit: Stan Schnier Photography

The Park & Garden project in Hoboken broke ground in 2013, putting to work hundreds of skilled union craftsmen and women from the surrounding community. Over its duration, this project is expected to create a total of 655 union construction jobs, including more than 1.3 million union construction hours.

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Today, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join with national, state, and local union leaders and allies from the business community to host a worker appreciation luncheon that honored and gave thanks to the skilled union men and women working to construct Park & Garden.

This project continues the robust economic development of the City of Hoboken through residential and retail expansion and will carry the stamp of skilled union labor. Our brothers and sisters are the best trained to get the job done on-time and on-budget while upholding the highest level of professionalism, diligence, and safety.

NJ AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech
Credit: Stan Schnier Photography

Park & Garden is a joint venture of the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT), Bijou Properties, and Tishman Construction that continues to receive the full-fledged support of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, the New Jersey State Building Trades, the Hudson County Central Labor Council, and the Hudson County Building Trades Council. All of these organizations were represented at today’s event in a united show of support for workers.

Since its inception, the BIT has invested directly or indirectly in 29 projects worth $2.1 billion in New Jersey and New York, including over 3,000 housing units and 2.9 million square feet of commercial real estate. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to continue this partnership that creates valuable job opportunities for our members and spurs economic development throughout the region.

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