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Summary of New COVID Stimulus Package

President Trump signed the Stimulus Package on December 27th to provide economic relief for individuals and businesses effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have provided a detailed overview of what is in this new relief package. Economic Impact Payments $600 EIP per eligible individual, including dependent children EIP begins to phase out for individuals [...]

Summary of New COVID Stimulus Package2021-01-05T11:09:03-05:00

NYC Announces New PLAs, Community Hiring Initiative

"By implementing PLAs," Sampson said, "he is actually hurting the people he wants to help and stopping them from working prevailing wage jobs. It’s time for the mayor to support fair and open competition on all taxpayer-supported projects."

NYC Announces New PLAs, Community Hiring Initiative2020-08-19T09:33:50-04:00

PPP Safe Harbor Date Extended to May 14th

Helpful Tip of the Day – PPP Safe Harbor Date Extended to May 14th: The SBA released additional FAQs that extended the safe harbor date for companies to return PPP funds to May 14th AND stated that the administration intends to provide additional guidance on borrower certification and we are hoping this will help [...]

PPP Safe Harbor Date Extended to May 14th2020-05-07T16:04:56-04:00

Union vs. Non-Union Workers: Which Construction Sites are Safer?

Brian Sampson, president of the Empire State chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), said the study misuses the data. His association is a national construction organization devoted to merit contractors, encouraging open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

Union vs. Non-Union Workers: Which Construction Sites are Safer?2019-11-25T12:34:38-05:00

Hundreds of New Jobs Are Expected at Upstate Ports Thanks to Offshore Wind

Critics also argue that the cost of wind power has been made even more expensive in New York by a requirement that awardees include project labor agreements in all contracts. The issue has so alarmed Brian Sampson, President of the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, that he has asked State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to look into it.

Hundreds of New Jobs Are Expected at Upstate Ports Thanks to Offshore Wind2019-11-25T12:30:21-05:00

Marijuana Decriminalization to Pass, Wage Mandate Stalls

On Thursday, Cuomo declared a bill expanding a "prevailing wage" requirement that would apply to larger construction projects likely dead. The law would have expanded the definition of "public works" in New York to include projects receiving more than 30 percent of their funding from the government – making those projects eligible for the wage requirement. Powerful building trades unions, who are among Cuomo's most significant political supporters, had pushed the mandate this session.

Marijuana Decriminalization to Pass, Wage Mandate Stalls2019-06-26T10:41:36-04:00