电梯井

Bill Bumpus

Talvez você já viu esses caras. Às vezes, eles usam camisas verde T blazoned com as palavras:O trabalho barato não é hábil qualificados de trabalho não é barato." Eles são membros de 4 Local, União Internacional de Construtores Elevador. Durante vários meses, eles foram piquetes fora dois edifícios de apartamentos de propriedade da Habitação Cambridge Authority (CHA).They are protesting CHA’s use of a New Jersey-based non-union contractor to upgrade elevators at two developments: Norfolk Street congregate housing and Manning Apartments, an 18-story building in Central Square which serves primarily elder households. Each building has two elevators. While elevator work is being done, only one of the elevators may be used.

What motivates the pickets to keep at it? Why are the men still out there after so many months? “Because they’re still in there,” says one, pointing at the Manning. He means the non-union crew from New Jersey. “Because it’s a big precedent,” says another. “This is the Cambridge Housing Authority.”