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Project Labor Agreements diminish competition, raise costs

Mayor De Blasio and his team, and all government units, need not look hard to discover the numerous issues that can result from PLA’s. One of the more notable PLA’s most in the Northeast will remember: The Big Dig in neighboring Boston. Originally estimated as a $2.8 billion dollar project, it ended up costing tax payers over $22 billion dollars.

On 421-a, choose special interests or affordable housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio is right to make affordable housing an integral component of his policy agenda. His ambitious goal of creating 80,000 affordable housing units and preserving another 120,000 is laudable. But he faces major obstacles, not the least of which is incentivizing developers to build the units.

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FIXING NYCHA MEANS SCRAPPING PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS
 Tanner Schmidt  Wednesday, March 28, 2018  2

This winter, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers went without heat or hot water at one point or another during the frigid winter months in NYCHA properties...

Cuomo and his Surrogates are Pressuring Local Manufacturer to Build with Discriminatory PLA
 Tanner Schmidt  Sunday, March 11, 2018  2

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson blasted Governor Cuomo appointee Howard Zemsky and his team at Empire...

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