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South Glens Falls school officials decide against project labor agreement

MOREAU — The South Glens Falls Central School District’s nearly $58 million capital project will not be done under a project labor agreement. The Board of Education on Tuesday voted against entering into negotiations for a PLA in which every contractor that works on the project would have to sign and be bound by its terms. PLAs often supersede individual union contracts, and the cited benefits include preventing work stoppages from labor disputes. Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton said after voters approved the proposition in December 2015, the board was approached by the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council about exploring a PLA. The board hired a consultant to perform a study to determine whether there would be cost savings under an arrangement. The board had tabled the matter from a contentious December meeting, where advocates for and against PLAs spoke out and the district’s consultant, attorney David Wukitsch, walked out in frustration over critici ... Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Hold ‘World Class Safety’ Presentation with New York Developers

On January 5th, the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Inc. Empire State chapter held it’s “Road Map to World Class Safety” forum in which dozens of developers and contractors from around the New York City area learned how to enhance their knowledge on the benefits of construction safety reform. Brian Sampson, President of the NY state chapter, hosted the event along with national ABC CEO Mike Bellaman, who lead the event charismatically, representing ABC’s well studied Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) program and its substantial difference with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) industry average reports by the Total Recordable Incident Rate. Mr. Bellaman spoke about the gift of choice, appealing to tragedy and success, and the integrity of the work that the construction industry must uphold. The capability of ABC’s STEP program has proven in its evidence (1) the need for site orientation; (2) the creation of site committee’s; (3) ... Read the rest of entry »

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