Green Roofing--Landscaping? Roofing? Controversy!

Non-unionized workers on a green roof project in Minneapolis have filed a claim with the NLRB, arguing that they are being paid as landscapers, not roofers, making $20 less an hour than their roofing counterparts.  Moreover, they claim that proper safety precautions are not being taken. 

An attorney for the workers this month filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging that Stock retaliated after they complained and tried to unionize.

The president of the Frindley Company, according to  the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

He defends paying them landscapers' wages, saying a lot of green roof work is landscaping.

Like unions refusing to install waterless urinals, there are a lot of potential labor relations questions which emerge with new green building techniques.

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