Cash for Construction Workers
The city and one of its construction unions announced a deal that will give the union $90 million to split among its 1,000 workers. The back-pay settlement will mean that every worker will be getting an average pay-off of $90,000, and the workers will also receive large hourly pay increases to equalize their wages with that of private sector workers. Construction worker Neron Banks told the [Daily News](: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/06/21/2007-06-21_im_going_to_disney_world-2.html), “It’s like hitting the Lotto, I’m going to Disney World for my vacation, [then] to Brazil. I’m traveling the seven seas.” The deal between City Hall and District Council 37 was first reported by the Chief-Leader, and in one month you’ll be able to read [their story](http://www.thechief-leader.com/news/2007/0622/News/004.html). (The Chief-Leader only allows subscribers access to its articles, but after four weeks anyone can peek into their archives.)
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