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2020 New York State Budget Recap

What's In: Prevailing Wage Expansion The most troubling piece of the budget includes an expansion of prevailing wage to private construction projects. At a time of great economic uncertainty, this budget fails all New Yorkers by increasing costs on employers and raising the price on new investment in our communities. The state budget included newly [...]

2020 New York State Budget Recap2020-04-09T16:17:00-04:00

AUDIO: The Capitol Pressroom Talks With Brian Sampson

A bill that would require prevailing wage on private projects receiving public funds has raised the ire of a number of organizations. Brian Sampson, President of the Associated Builders and Contractors Empire State Chapter, weighed in on the bill.

AUDIO: The Capitol Pressroom Talks With Brian Sampson2018-09-21T16:09:01-04:00

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 Dry2018-09-21T16:10:05-04:00

The Buffalo News: Plan To Tighten County Apprenticeship Rules Draws Concern

What appears to be a minor change in an existing law has drawn concerns from business groups who think it would exclude many non-union contractors from county work.

The Buffalo News: Plan To Tighten County Apprenticeship Rules Draws Concern2018-09-21T16:14:21-04:00

Long Island Business News: Court Puts Brakes On Oyster Bay’s Apprenticeship Law

A federal court judge issued a preliminary injunction against the Town of Oyster Bay’s apprenticeship law, paving the way for non-union contractors to once again work on large construction projects in the town.

Long Island Business News: Court Puts Brakes On Oyster Bay’s Apprenticeship Law2018-09-21T16:15:27-04:00

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 Costs2018-09-21T16:17:52-04:00

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 Problems2018-09-21T16:18:52-04:00

The Business Council: State Business Leaders Join Together To Advocate For Prevailing Wage Reforms

A coalition of the state’s leading business and industry groups today announced their commitment to advocating for reforms to New York’s prevailing wage law.

The Business Council: State Business Leaders Join Together To Advocate For Prevailing Wage Reforms2018-09-21T16:19:53-04:00

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 Fines2018-09-21T16:21:01-04:00