Posts Tagged ‘Cuomo’

Sep
2015
30

Upstate, Lawmakers Eye Project Labor Agreements for Buffalo, Syracuse

  Major construction projects in upstate New York are being evaluated for the possible use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) to ensure efficiency and local hiring.  A series of solar projects in Buffalo and renovations to the state fair facility in Syracuse are going to bring large numbers of jobs to their respective regions, so [&hellip…;
Sep
2015
1

Even In Places Where Wage Theft Is Being Tackled, More Must Be Done

Even In Places Where Wage Theft Is Being Tackled, More Must Be Done
  In a piece for NextCity.org’s Equity Factor blog, writer Oscar Perry Abello views wage theft through the lens of Queens, NY, an area where labor centers and activists have made several positive changes to combat the epidemic.  While wage theft still exists in the NYC borough, groups like the Flushing Workers Center have given [&hellip…;
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Jun
2015
2

Cuomo Jabs de Blasio Over Prevailing Wage Cuts for NYC Construction Workers

Cuomo Jabs de Blasio Over Prevailing Wage Cuts for NYC Construction Workers
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Jul
2014
18

NY Gov. Cuomo’s Intervention Helped Prevent LIRR Strike, Deal Specifics Remain Limited

NY Gov. Cuomo's Intervention Helped Prevent LIRR Strike, Deal Specifics Remain Limited
  After four years without a contract and months of jockeying for public support, leading unions and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) reached a deal to avoid a July 20th strike which would have shut down the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s intervention sealed the deal. Cuomo called the agreement…
Jan
2014
15

Teamsters Applaud NY Law Stiffening Penalties for Employers Who Misclassify Workers

Teamsters Applaud NY Law Stiffening Penalties for Employers Who Misclassify Workers
  Hoping to change the culture of employee misclassification in the trucking industry, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Commercial Goods Industry Fair Play Act into law.  The law places stricter regulations on who can be classified as an “independent contractor” in the transportation industry.  It will…
Nov
2013
15

NY Gov Cuomo Encourages Underpaid Superstorm Sandy Cleanup Workers to File Claims

NY Gov Cuomo Encourages Underpaid Superstorm Sandy Cleanup Workers to File Claims
  Speaking at an event at Stony Brook University, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged workers who believe they were underpaid for Superstorn Sandy cleanup work to contact the Labor Department.  Workers have two years from their last day of work to file a claim. While answering questions about prevailing wage violations, Cuomo stated:…
Oct
2013
22

Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Formally Begins, Price Tag Expected to Drop by Over $1B

Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Formally Begins, Price Tag Expected to Drop by Over $1B
  Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that formal construction had begun on the Tappan Zee Bridge which connects South Nyack and Tarrytown along one of the widest spans of the Hudson.  The project is one of the largest in the history of the State of New York and is scheduled to be [&hellip…;
Dec
2011
28

Cuomo, Democratic Leaders at Odds About Where to Locate a Potential New York Casino

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to put a casino in New York, but some Democrats aren’t on his side. While touting Buffalo and Albany as alternate locations, Cuomo has said that he doesn’t envision a NYC casino being a problem if it were located outside of a densely populated part of the five boroughs. A place [&hellip…;