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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.