Park Slope luxury apartment workers protest for higher wages

The 4th Avenue property participates in a tax

The 4th Avenue property participates in a tax exemption program that employees say guarantees them better pay.

BROOKLYN - Dozens of workers at a luxury apartment complex in Park Slope are standing up for higher wages that they say the building's management owes them.

The 95-unit rental property at 150 4th Ave. is one of 92 others citywide participating in a special tax exemption program called 421A, which gives major benefits to landlords in exchange for affordable housing and fair living wages to its workers. However, protesters say management isn't holding up its end of the wages bargain.

According to one employee, Fidel Vazquez, he is among five people who were fired after trying to hold their bosses accountable.  

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