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.
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