True to its word to support unions who have supported the Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club over the years, the Club announced recently it will spend $117,000 on renovations to be done by three union contractors with AFL-CIO union tradesmen doing the work.
• Champion Floor – tile work in the new girls’ locker room.
• Gateway Roofing, a minority owned company – removal and installation of new roof.
• St. Charles Glass – removal and installation of original (1959) windows in the gym.
“The tradition of this club is to ensure we get long-term value for the monies we spend, a trust we owe our donors, and using union contractors ensures that is the case every time,” said Executive Director Prescott Benson.
“It’s important for the safety and welfare of the thousands of girls and boys who pass through the Club every year that the construction is not only done right the first time, but that we know it will be done to our critical specifications because of the skills and training of union trades workers,” added Development Director Bob Puricelli.
Since the Club’s inception, Labor has been represented on its board of directors; currently it’s Labor Tribune Publisher Ed Finkelstein.