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Reminder: legislation to expand prevailing wage would harm workers of color and MWBE contractors

As the legislative session enters its final days, serious concerns remain regarding legislation to redefine public works and expand prevailing wage mandates in New York’s construction industry. Recent closed-door negotiations over the bill have not addressed these concerns.

By |2019-06-11T08:17:41-04:00June 11th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

El Diario: Las discusiones sobre el salario prevaleciente deben considerar a trabajadores de color

La gran mayoría de las metas legislativas del presupuesto estatal para el 2019 fueron aprobadas por la legislatura de Nueva York, incluyendo la prohibición de bolsas de plástico, la introducción de precios de congestión y nuevos impuestos de mansión.

By |2019-04-18T13:50:31-04:00April 18th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

This Is The Bronx: Prevailing wage discussions need to be about workers of color

Almost all of the reported legislative goals of the 2019 New York State budget passed— a plastic bag ban, congestion pricing, and a mansion tax. However, noticeably missing from this year’s budget was a prevailing wage expansion.

By |2019-04-18T09:34:15-04:00April 18th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

Kings County Politics: Open Letter To PA Williams For Support Of Open Shop Construction Workers

Open shop workers are the silent majority in New York’s construction workforce. In fact, approximately 70% of private developments in the city are now being built by these workers. And as the use of open shop expands, more New Yorkers of color are working more than ever before.

By |2019-03-24T10:14:02-04:00March 7th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

CWP in Gotham Gazette: Prevailing Wage Extension Would Kill Jobs and Limit Housing for New Yorkers

If there’s one thing that New Yorkers can agree on, it’s that we should always strive to create new jobs, not take them away. Amazon’s recent decision to withdraw its planned “HQ2” from Long Island City is an example of us failing on this front.

By |2019-03-24T10:14:12-04:00March 1st, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments

Brooklyn Paper: Consider open-shop construction in Brooklyn

We at Construction Workforce Project firmly believe that longtime Brooklynites should benefit from the rapid pace of development, which can only truly happen if construction job opportunities are made available to local residents.

By |2019-03-24T10:14:28-04:00February 11th, 2019|Latest News, News|0 Comments