GOVERNOR HOCHUL SIGNS LEGISLATION THAT PROTECTS AND EMPOWERS WORKING NEW YORKERS

SEPT. 6, 2021 While Labor Day will always be a significant day for union brothers and sisters throughout the country, today marks a historic day for New York State as Governor Kathy Hochul signed a legislation package that will expand the protection afforded working New Yorkers and further empower them – a pro-worker package that […] Read More

WORKER SAFETY MUST BE PRIORITY NUMBER ONE.

On Tuesday we were reminded yet again of the inherent danger construction workers face while simply doing their jobs. Tragically, two New York State Department of Transportation workers were injured within a work zone on the Northway – during National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week and Governor Cuomo’s annual Operation Hard Hat initiative, which are […] Read More

NYS LABORERS UNION COMMENDS NYS BUDGET’S INCLUSION OF LABOR STANDARDS FOR RENEWABLE PROJECTS, INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

From John Hutchings, Executive Director, New York State Laborers’ PAC: We commend Governor Cuomo, Leader Stewart-Cousins, Speaker Heastie and members of the legislature on the passage of this historic budget for working-class New Yorkers. The inclusion of labor standards on large-scale renewable projects ensures New York’s transition to a clean energy future prioritizes the creation of good jobs. […] Read More

NYS Laborers Union Commends Governor Cuomo’s Commitment to Holding Private Utility Companies Accountable, Calls for Support of Further Measures

The New York State Laborers Union applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposed legislation that would allow the state to hold private utility companies accountable, and ensure New Yorkers receive the service they pay for and deserve. Far too often these companies overpromise and under-deliver on the services hardworking people rely on – a practice that can only […] Read More

PREVAILING WAGE EXPANSION MARKS VICTORY FOR NEW YORK STATE LABORERS

The 2020 New York State Budget amends previous legislation to apply prevailing wage to certain publicly-funded private projects, marking an important victory for the construction trade Unions during a time when the industry is feeling the impact of COVID-19. “The Laborers’ primary concern has always been good jobs and fair wages for our members and […] Read More