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A new luxury hotel and condo tower at the gleaming Brooklyn Bridge Park will likely not be built or run by union workers.
The labor organizations representing hotel staffers and construction workers say they have been stonewalled by the developers selected for the controversial Pier 1 complex--Toll Brothers City Living and Starwood Capital Group.
At stake are an estimated 210 permanent jobs and 300 construction jobs at the waterfront park.
Last year, there were seven bids for the project from different developers, according to records. Five of those proposals would likely have included using union workers, union officials said.
Park officials promised to give preference to developers with a good labor history.
At issue is a state law passed in 2009.
The Public Authority Reform Act requires developers on public land sign a "labor peace" agreement, which typically leads to union workers being hired.
Union officials and pols say that law applies to the parks project too.
Brooklyn Bridge officials insist the law doesn’t apply to the park becauseof its unique financing situation.