The New York Regional Conference of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (NY Regional BAC), which represents approximately 11,000 members of local International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (I.U.B.A.C.) in New York recently wrote a memo expressing their strong support of A5498(Bronson) / S2975(Murphy).
“NY Regional BAC believes that this legislation rests on the fundamental principal that neither public nor private owners should be allowed to exploit government subsidies to pay for construction work without the obligation to pay the prevailing wages and benefits that ensure middle class construction jobs and underpin the economic growth of the New York community,” they wrote.
This legislation looks to push back against limits on Labor Law 220 and create a better definition of “public work.” The definition and limits in their current form offer an unbalanced level of benefits for private businesses, while leaving the construction workforce without necessary protections for wages, benefits, training and safety.
You can read the NY Regional BAC’s full memo supporting the bill here (PDF). If you are interested in getting in touch with one of our experienced and passionate attorneys here at The Perecman Firm in order to discuss a potential case, give us a call at (212) 577-9325 or send us your information through our online form to start out with a free case evaluation today.