by Brian Young | on Mar 28, 2016

Free for all in the Tar Heel State

During the months of March and April, a lot of state legislatures make headlines as they pass their budgets.  Often times, they take up controversial bills, such as Right to Work in Missouri or...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 21, 2016

‘Prevailing wage’ laws need rigorous enforcement

It was a successful and well-attended event and, other than the people who attended, no one knew it happened.On March 8, 2016, hundreds attended a Public Works Symposium at the Huntington Hilton...

by AFL-CIO | on Feb 12, 2016

Protectionism is a right not a privilege

Letter to the Editor of Crains from Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIOBrad Gerstman’s op-ed, “What killed 421-a? Old-fashioned protectionism,” is an outright...

by Guest Post | on Jun 23, 2015

421-a NYC: Building it union!

A statement from the NYS AFL-CIO regarding the inclusion of prevailing wages in tax abatements for developers who build affordable housing in New York City;"We thank Governor Cuomo, Senate...

by Brian Young | on Jun 15, 2015

421-a is a-okay with Prevailing Wage

On Friday, the NYS AFL-CIO announced that they have unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a prevailing wage for all workers to be included in the 421-a projects.  This would include not...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 04, 2015

Labor Lectures: What is the Prevailing Wage?

Business-friendly Republicans in the Michigan and Wisconsin state legislatures are up to their anti-worker antics again. With funds coming from the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC...

by Guest Post | on Jun 04, 2015

Holst to de Blasio: Support ALL of labor!

Below is a letter that was sent to Mayor Bill DeBlasio from Robert Holst, an electrician with IBEW Local 3, about the Mayor's support for the 421-a tax break for developers without a prevailing...

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