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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.

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 City2018-10-16T20:28:14+00:00

NY POST: Labor war with Hudson Yards developer could be a good thing

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.

NY POST: Labor war with Hudson Yards developer could be a good thing2018-10-16T12:02:32+00:00

New York Post: How Union Construction Privileges Bleed Taxpayers Dry

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.

New York Post: How Union Construction Privileges Bleed Taxpayers Dry2018-09-21T16:10:05+00:00

Outdated Union Work Rules Driving Up MTA Costs

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, [...]

Outdated Union Work Rules Driving Up MTA Costs2018-09-18T19:38:26+00:00

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.

New York Daily News: Got Subway Anger? Aim It At The Unions: Their Contracts Inflate Construction Costs2018-09-21T16:17:52+00:00

Second Ave. Sagas: Inside The Times’ Deep Dive Into The Factors Behind The MTA’s Massive Cost Problems

Why do New York rail construction projects cost so much? In essence, with a $5-$6 billion tag attached to Phase 2 of the Second Ave. Subway

Second Ave. Sagas: Inside The Times’ Deep Dive Into The Factors Behind The MTA’s Massive Cost Problems2018-09-21T16:18:52+00:00

Commercial Observer: Contractor Groups Slam Legislation Raising DOB Fines

Trade groups that represent both open-shop and union contractors are vocally opposing a package of City Council bills that aim to increase fines and create new ones for serious building code violations.

Commercial Observer: Contractor Groups Slam Legislation Raising DOB Fines2018-09-21T16:21:01+00:00

Crain’s New York: Union Leaders Demanding “Construction Safety For All” Should Mean It

It’s time to stop repeating the myth that union construction worksites in New York City are inherently safer than those of the merit shop, exclusively nonunion or even open-shop worksites that combine union and nonunion workers.

Crain’s New York: Union Leaders Demanding “Construction Safety For All” Should Mean It2018-09-21T16:22:05+00:00