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Program 2 - 'The Cost Of Construction' - Stop Deadly Non-Union Construction! #CountMeIn

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Bullies - Sharply worded commentary on how the Real Estate Board of NY (REBNY) seems to conspire to keep rents high, pocket taxpayer money aimed at building affordable housing and allows unsafe working conditions through use of non-union and temp labor. (2017, 5 min)

83-85 Bowery, Manhattan Chinatown - This fast paced short details the fight between long time residents of a small apartment building in Chinatown, having to contend with both gross negligence by the city as well as the greedy actions of their slum landlord, who tries to force them out. (2018, 5 min)

The Cost of Construction - A documentary uncovering a national scandal, where the race for profits trumped the safety of American workers while the country’s top safety agency barely took notice, failing to enforce their own regulations and keep workers alive. 

The Cost of Construction investigates the string of controversial deaths in Las Vegas, Nevada during the construction of MGM's CityCenter, the most expensive private construction project in US history.  The story unfolds to reveal a nationwide pattern of ineffective regulations, lax oversight, and dangerous negligence at the highest corporate and government levels, exposing a national safety system in which an average of 12 workers die every day.  Ultimately, this is a documentary about America ... where the ideals of business and labor collide. (2016, 90 min)

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