Tag: Prevailing Wage

Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller
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Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller

New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today announced an initiative to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed prevailing wages to workers cheated out of their pay by contractors on City-funded projects.  The Comptroller’s Bureau of Labor Law enforces prevailing wage and benefit rates for construction and building service workers employed by…

Time Running Out On Cuomo to Sign Prevailing Wage Bills
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Time Running Out On Cuomo to Sign Prevailing Wage Bills

New York, NY – In a little over a week, approximately 4,000 building service workers could either be lifted out of poverty or remain there with or without the stroke of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pen, according to 32BJ SEIU Vice President John Santos.  “The governor is holding two bills of ours right now,” Santos said…

Con Edison’s Hiring Practices Jeered as ‘Shameful’, Cuomo Urged to Champion Struggling Working Families
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Con Edison’s Hiring Practices Jeered as ‘Shameful’, Cuomo Urged to Champion Struggling Working Families

New York, NY – Utility giant Con Edison’s hiring practices are being called “shameful” and  “unacceptable” this week, as workers tasked with keeping the company’s offices clean and orderly await Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature on a prevailing wage bill that could help them keep their heads above water.  The New York State Legislature, earlier this…

Construction Workers Call BS on Bronx Senator’s Prevailing Wage Stance
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Construction Workers Call BS on Bronx Senator’s Prevailing Wage Stance

New York, NY – The coalition of NYC Building Trades and nonunion construction workers pushing new legislation ensuring good middle-class jobs throughout the booming construction industry continues to call BS on a Bronx state senator opposing the effort.  State Senator Luis Sepúlveda [D-32nd District] says he opposes prevailing wage legislation aimed at lifting the salaries…

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Challenge Trump To Be ‘Responsible’
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Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Challenge Trump To Be ‘Responsible’

New York, NY – Trade unionists outraged that the Trump organization is using poorly paid, untrained workers to restore the facade at 40 Wall Street rallied outside the historic building on Friday afternoon demanding that the current president “act like a responsible owner.”  “This kind of stuff can’t go on — they have to act…