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World Trade Center Construction Workers Walk Off Job, Report Says

By Ben Fractenberg on August 1, 2011 6:29pm 

Cement workers at the World Trade Center reportedly walked off their job after contract negotiations broke down on Mon., Aug. 1, 2011.
Cement workers at the World Trade Center reportedly walked off their job after contract negotiations broke down on Mon., Aug. 1, 2011.
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DOWNTOWN — Cement workers walked off the World Trade Center construction site Monday after working without a new contract for a month, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The workers, who are represented by the Cement and Concrete Workers of New York City, have been in negations with management represented by the Cement League ever since their contract expired on July 1, the Journal reported.

If negotiations falter the walk-off could lead to a strike, those close to the negotiations told the Journal.

The walk-off will reportedly delay construction on the World Trade Center's transit hub but will not affect completion of the 9/11 Memorial.

Construction on Tower 1 will reportedly be able continue for about a week without disruptions.

The memorial is still expected to open by the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a Port Authority spokesman told the Journal.

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