Donald Trump has admitted before that when he has a choice between union and nonunion labor for his construction projects, he'd go with nonunion labor. Just how often was that? A new report from the Electrical Workers (IBEW) reveals some figures about his dealings with IBEW contractors.
From the IBEW investigation:
A review of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's projects reveals that he hires union when project labor agreements or dominant market share forces him to. But more than 60% of his projects developed outside New York City and Atlantic City—which includes most of his recent projects—were built nonunion. When you exclude developments with project labor agreements, that number jumps to nearly 80% built nonunion.
Except for his own house.
Trump has developed or licensed his name to eight projects in Florida, for example. The only one using IBEW workers is his palatial home and private club in Palm Beach. "For everything he sold to other people, he went nonunion. But for his house, he went with us," said IBEW Local 728 Business Manager Dan Svetlick. Svetlick says it's something he's seen with other billionaires like Trump. When it comes to their own homes or the homes of their family members, "They want that to last," he said.More ...