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CWP Endorses S.8413-A(Breslin) / A.8981-A(Weprin) Establishing Crime Of Staging Construction Site Accidents

CWP fervently endorses S.8413-A(Breslin) / A.8981-A(Weprin) which seek to classify staging a construction site accident for insurance fraud as a class E felony.

By |2024-04-18T13:43:32-04:00April 18th, 2024|Latest News, News|0 Comments

Response to Gary LaBarbera in AMNY 8/3 on Expanding Prevailing Wage

In AMNY’s op-ed column, August 3rd, “To close racial wealth gaps, continue to expand prevailing wage” Mr. LaBarbera proposes an interesting proposal. But what he failed to tell you is he and others like to do the exact opposite by forcing Project Labor Agreements (PLA) on prevailing wage projects.

By |2024-04-04T05:18:55-04:00August 7th, 2023|Latest News, News|0 Comments

MINORITY WORKERS AND MWBE’S AT RISK REMOVE PLA’S FROM STATE BUDGET

Project Labor Agreements ("PLA's) discriminate against open/merit shop workers and companies, by tipping the playing field and putting the government in the business of creating winners and losers.

By |2024-04-04T05:19:04-04:00April 1st, 2022|Latest News, News|0 Comments

Our Letter to Governor: PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS HURT MINORITY WORKERS AND MWBE’S REMOVE THEM FROM THE STATE BUDGET

Open/merit shop workers are the silent majority in New York’s construction workforce.

By |2022-12-19T05:16:39-05:00April 1st, 2022|Latest News, News|0 Comments

PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS ARE ANTI-COMPETITIVE AND LEAVE OUT MINORITY WORKERS AND MWBEs

In the recently released NYS one-house budget bills, Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s) are proposed at least a dozen times resulting in billions of dollars for special projects. Also included is an expansion of prevailing wage on projects typically not subject to it. Unfortunately, all to the detriment of MWBE companies and workers of color.

By |2022-12-19T05:16:47-05:00March 29th, 2022|Latest News, News|0 Comments

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Non-union businesses locked out of bidding to rebuild Olympic oval

PLAs cannot help but make projects cost more, simply because they limit competition at bid time. In addition, they often promise to “save money” on the very backs of employees by cutting labor rates and various benefits required by the New York State Department of Labor.

By |2022-12-19T05:17:12-05:00January 26th, 2021|Latest News, News|0 Comments

How Should New York Handle a Fiscal Crisis? Not with Expanded Prevailing Wage. That’s for Sure

Raising the cost of construction of private projects 30 percent is no way to respond to a financial crisis.

By |2022-12-19T05:17:31-05:00March 29th, 2020|Latest News, News|0 Comments
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