$3.9B Tappan Zee project an economic boon for N.Y. workers

Nearly 2,600 construction workers -- many of them union members -- will find steady income for five years as they build New York's new Tappan Zee Bridge. "All the trades have been starving for the last five or six years -- it’s been so bad," said Bob Stackhouse of Tappan Zee Constructors, and the project's lead steward for Teamsters and Chauffeurs Local 456. "This job is like adrenaline being tapped into you. Once it gets going, it’s going to put many people back to work."

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