I was walking northbound on eleventh ave. btwn. Mercer and Aloha when two of the hispanic construction workers were walking behind me about a hundred yards or so. I crossed the street (on the Lowell Elementary payground side) and one of them quickly walked across the street towards me and began following me a couple feet behind me. I turned around and saw thwe most creepy look on his face and just then a woman appeared and I started to walk with her.
Andersen Construction is now running the construction show at Brix. I have no idea if these workers are rollovers from WG Clark — which lost its job — who supposedly received a “talking to” about why harassing women is not OK. On the one hand, I understand that a company can’t control what their staff do when not technically on-the-job. But on the other hand, they represent the company and it is obviously terrible PR to let it continue unchecked.
Unfortunately, Andersen wasn’t overly responsive to Dita at first pass. Furthermore, the police weren’t going to get involved unless there was physical contact. I’m talking with her about possible next steps but wanted to see if anyone else has had similar problems with the Brix construction workers.