News From: prevailing wage

by Kate Hogan | on May 19, 2016

Unions 101: An Intern's perspective

A union is an organization of workers joined together to protect their common interests and improve their working conditions. It serves as an intermediary between the employer and the employees. The...

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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