The building workers’ contract expires April 20th, and although collective bargaining negotiations have produced no undue cause for alarm yet, the Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums is holding a strike-prep workshop tomorrow evening.
“It hasn’t happened widely, but if there is a picket line on the sidewalk they could open the cap and put a contaminant in, like sugar,” says Rothschild, who notes that picketer-resident relations are usually fairly amiable.
3. Make sure everything works: Oil burners, roof tanks, HVAC, water pumps, video systems, etc.
4. Recruit volunteers to stand at the front door or sort mail if a building worker usually does this stuff. If your building has a manual elevator, a few residents should get advanced training or it’s stairsville for everyone.
5. Vandalism is a possibility in any labor walk-out, so check to make sure your building’s insurance coverage is primed in advance.
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