TWU Local 100 calls for a Just Rebuilding after Sandy

At City Hall, TWU Local 100 Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp-Sauray calls for the just and equitable rebuilding of our communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Speaking on behalf of the union, she joined dozens of community and faith groups and public officials under the banner of the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding. Sandy sharpened already existing inequities, she said.

“Working class communities in Brooklyn and Queens, already underserved, became more isolated and cut off from the rest of the city after the storm. In a world of growing climate change,” she added, "we can expect more extreme storms. Now we have to make sure that the process of recovery and rebuilding of our City are firmly based in community participation and environmental justice.”

The goals of the Alliance are not only to increase the amount of federal dollars flowing to the rebuilding effort, but to ensure that the money is well-spent, supporting all of New York’s communities, and not just the well off.