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Union dispute imperils IDA tax breaks for warehouse

Thursday, February 23, 2023
A dispute between a group of construction unions and the developer of a Woodbury warehouse has imperiled 20 years of tax breaks for the project, officials said.
The Nassau-Suffolk Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents unions with 65,000 members, has called on the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency to reject an application for tax aid from Rockefeller Group International Inc., which wants to build the warehouse where the News 12 studios once stood.
Earlier this month, council officials said Manhattan-based Rockefeller Group did not work with the council to ensure that unionized subcontractors received the necessary information to bid for work on the $55 million warehouse. The officials also said some of the work is being done by contractors and workers from other states.