From The New York City Department of Buildings Recently New York City has tragically lost two workers while another was injured. As a response to these incidents the Department will be proactively sweeping construction sites throughout the city to ensure the safety of the sites and the workers. As merit shop contractors, the safety [...]
Wages are up and there are 91,000 more people in construction than a decade ago, but electricians, welder and ironworkers seem to be disappearing
Brian Sampson, president of the Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, which works on behalf of over 400 construction and contracting firms throughout New York State, said he’s actually a bird fan. It’s just that saving them from deadly building crashes with a new law is “unnecessary” and “pretty far down the list” compared to other big cost-drivers affecting construction such as the dusty scaffolding laws, the calculation of prevailing wages, and even recreational marijuana legalization that has been floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a possible law that he said could endanger pot-free hardhats working alongside legal users.
When it comes to construction, New York City is no longer just a union town.
To fix our public housing crisis, we need a remedy, not another financial injury.
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) Announce Partnership to Unify and Strengthen the Merit and Open Shop Voice of New York City
The new partnership will consolidate the open shop community into a more cohesive, organized and influential voice while expanding safety and craft training opportunities for workers.
The Building and Construction Trades Council is stepping up its war against the developer at Hudson Yards, Related Cos. — and the shakeout could spell good news for New Yorkers.
At a recent campaign rally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed his promise to New York City construction-union bosses and members, who just so happen to be among his biggest backers: “There will never be a state project that isn’t built with union labor” while he’s governor.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has come under fire of late. It’s been accused of being one the most mismanaged transit authorities in the world. These accusations arise from the MTA being plagued by construction delays and high costs. However, being that all construction on NYC subways has to be 100% completed by union labor, [...]
New York Daily News: Got Subway Anger? Aim It At The Unions: Their Contracts Inflate Construction Costs
When your train breaks down, don't just blame the bureaucracy — blame the union construction bosses that helped cripple New York's subways with selfish labor deals that have taken billions of dollars away from much-needed repairs.