Wage demands affecting 60,000 building trades workers directly, and
55,000 indirectly, were drawn up in accordance with a recent decision
of the New York Building Trades Council. The demands call for
increases of $1 a day in some crafts and $2 a day in others. Failure to
grant the wage increases will mean a strike and tie-up of nearly all
construction work in the city on May 1,
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