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NYS June Primary Results

NYS June Primary Results New York State’s primary for all statewide and Assembly races was held on June 28th. As a reminder, this is the first of two primary elections held in New York, the primary for the Senate and for the House of Representatives will take place on August 23rd. Here is a recap…

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NYS Changing Definition of “Covered Renewable Energy Project”

NYS Changing Definition of “Covered Renewable Energy Project” Mandates prevailing wage & labor agreements on virtually all green energy projects At the end of the legislative session, lawmakers in both houses voted to pass a bill that will change the definition of a “covered renewable energy project” from five megawatts or more to one megawatt…

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2022 New York State Legislative Session Recap

2022 New York State Legislative Session Recap The New York State legislative session officially wrapped up on June 4th. It was a very busy session, more than 1,000 pieces of legislation passed plus over 600 bills were passed by either the Senate or Assembly. The ABC Empire State Chapter’s Government Affairs team has prepared a…

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ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule

ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule In a comment letter filed on May 17, Associated Builders and Contractors urged President Biden’s U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw an inflationary and flawed proposed rule revising Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts regulations that apply to federal and federally assisted construction projects funded by taxpayers. “The DOL’s proposed rule does…

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Project Labor Agreement Will Sideline Many Workers

Project Labor Agreement Will Sideline Many Workers The Buffalo Bills’ stadium deal should be a great thing for all New Yorkers. However, buried in the deal is a legal mechanism that will exclude seven out of 10 construction workers in the state from working on and benefiting from the new stadium project. Erie County Executive…

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Final New York State Budget Statement

Final New York State Budget Statement Albany Chooses Special Interest Groups Over Majority of NY Construction Workers A Statement from ABC Empire State Chapter President, Brian Sampson “The ABC Empire State Chapter has been advocating for open shop construction companies and their workers for over 50 years and this is the most challenging state budget…

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Erie County Exec. Mark Poloncarz Says Out of State Union Will Help Build New Buffalo Bills Stadium

Erie County Exec. Mark Poloncarz Says Out of State Union Will Help Build New Buffalo Bills Stadium https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/2798/2022/03/EC-Exec.-Poloncarz-on-Out-of-State-Union-Building-Bills-Stadium-1.m4a On the WGR 550, Radio Show Schopp & Bulldog Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the new Buffalo Bills Stadium will be built with union labor coming from all over including North-Eastern Pennsylvania. Link to full radio…

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DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced proposed amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation. According to DOL’s press release, the proposed rule would: Require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard…

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ABC Empire State Chapter Issues Statement on Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Proposals

ABC Empire State Chapter Issues Statement on Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Proposals One-House Budgets are a Disappointment for Construction Industry and Taxpayers A Statement from ABC Empire State Chapter Public Affairs Manager Tanner Schmidt “The one-house budget bills are a disappointment for New York’s construction industry and its taxpayers. While we welcome a major…

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Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Recap: What’s Out

Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Recap: What’s Out This week, the New York State Senate and Assembly released their one-house budget proposals for the 2022-23 New York State Budget. Here is a recap of some of the important things that were excluded from the Governor’s original proposal. This does not include all budget items, just…

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