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 |2022-04-01T16:30:43-04:00April 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 |2022-04-01T14:11:23-04:00April 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 |2022-03-29T13:20:50-04:00March 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 |2021-01-26T11:25:15-05:00January 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 |2020-06-20T11:10:40-04:00March 29th, 2020|Latest News, News|0 Comments

To New York’s Elected Leaders: 2021 Proposed Budget – Prevailing Wage

As New York's elected leaders consider the proposed 2021 budget, The Construction Workforce Project wishes to remind them who they work for and who we are as citizens of this great city.

By |2020-06-20T11:27:13-04:00March 10th, 2020|Latest News, News|0 Comments

CWP’s Response to Local 79 and Sepúlveda rally for prevailing wages

Support for inner-city, ethnically diverse workers needs to be demonstrated as our open shop industry has done. These prevailing wage efforts are proving to be nothing more than another market grab for special interests.

By |2020-06-20T11:29:44-04:00February 4th, 2020|Latest News, News|0 Comments
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