Open Shop and Union Jobs

Omnibuild pioneered the open shop labor model in NYC, and literally wrote the script on how to leverage the blended workforce efficiently, productively, and harmoniously. We invite both union and nonunion subcontractors to bid on our projects. Along with Ownership, we select the best subcontractor by considering price, schedule, and resume on a specific project. We have had union companies work alongside nonunion on the same site.

Typically, nonunion is less expensive than union on the surface but labor availability and time must be considered. If the union subcontractor can out-perform the nonunion company’s duration it may be wiser to go in the direction of union. Sometimes a union subcontractor has access to specialty or better equipment or expertise on a certain trade and scope. We have used this model successfully in almost all our larger projects. At the same time, however, we have built relationships with highly professional nonunion trades with deep labor resources able to meet demanding schedules, competitively priced, and able to compete toe-to-toe with some of the largest union trade shops.

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