New York Post: How Union Construction Privileges Bleed Taxpayers Dry

From New York Post:

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.

Sadly, this pay-to-play setup, where elected officials protect laws that help unions in exchange for their political and financial support, has long held an iron grip on taxpayer-funded construction projects in New York and driven their price tags through the roof.

The Empire State isn’t alone. Schemes to funnel public projects to unionized contractors and union labor, known as government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs), needlessly boost construction costs and prevent Americans across the nation from building their communities.

Read the entire article: New York Post

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New York Ranks 47th for Construction Business Climate, According to ABC Scorecard

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: ABC Press Release, News, Statewide, Uncategorized|

Construction contractors in New York continue to struggle to do business, according to 2018 state rankings released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard” reviews and ranks state-specific information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry.

The Empire Chapter releases its second round of 2018 candidate endorsements

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: ABC Press Release, News, Statewide|

The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, representing more than 425 merit shop contractors across New York State, through its Political Action Committee announced its second round of 2018 candidate endorsements.

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