By  on December 12, 2008

NEW YORK — UNITE HERE affiliate New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board, the local union that represents thousands of Garment Center workers in New York, has proposed the creation of a nonprofit or public entity, such as a New York Fashion Space, to manage and safeguard the remaining square footage that would be designated for the apparel industry.

Edgar Romney, executive vice president of UNITE HERE and manager of the New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board, issued a statement this week in response to a WWD article Wednesday that said union leaders were on board with a proposal to preserve more than 300,000 square feet in the Garment Center for apparel manufacturing.

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