Posts Tagged ‘de blasio’

Jul
2015
20

Developers, Lobbyists Linked to de Blasio’s Anti-Prevailing Wage Efforts Have Scandalous History

Developers, Lobbyists Linked to de Blasio's Anti-Prevailing Wage Efforts Have Scandalous History
  The latest lobbying disclosure from the group Putting New Yorkers to Work shows that part of the $1.9 million used in their campaign to push for an extension of the 421-a tax abatement program came from developers who were involved in the federal corruption charges surrounding former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate…
Jun
2015
5

Construction Workers Counter de Blasio’s Talking Points with Rally, Assemblymen Speeches

Construction Workers Counter de Blasio's Talking Points with Rally, Assemblymen Speeches
  With the 421-a tax abatement debate heating up Albany and the New York papers, hundreds of construction workers flooded East Capitol Park demanding lawmakers include prevailing wage provisions in any 421-a renewal.   Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are odds over the issue, with Cuomo supporting construction…
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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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May
2015
29

Bill de Base: NYC Mayor Supports Lowering Construction Wages on Affordable Housing Projects

Bill de Base: NYC Mayor Supports Lowering Construction Wages on Affordable Housing Projects
  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is playing a divisive game with New York City’s labor unions as he works towards reforming the 412-a tax abatement program that is set to expire on June 15th.  The program grants tax abatements to developers who build and preserving affordable housing units in the city. It costs [&hellip…;
May
2015
11

NYC Mayor, Labor Want to Reform Tax Program that Hurts Wages, Stifles Affordable Housing

NYC Mayor, Labor Want to Reform Tax Program that Hurts Wages, Stifles Affordable Housing
  An alliance of labor unions and contractors calling themselves Up4NYC have begun a major push to overhaul the 421-a tax abatement program so that it can provide more affordable housing and guarantee higher wages for construction workers.  The launch of the lobbying campaign comes as the state legislature begins debate over tax abatement…
Mar
2015
5

Historic NYC Agreement Will Cover $3.5B of Work, Ensure Apprenticeships for Low-Income Residents

Historic NYC Agreement Will Cover $3.5B of Work, Ensure Apprenticeships for Low-Income Residents
  In New York City, a historic Project Labor Agreement (PLA) has been agreed to by the Bill DeBlasio administration and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. It will cover $3.5 billion of work repairing and renovating New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) properties over the next three years.   The [&hellip…;
Sep
2014
29

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator
  The City of New York has withdrawn an $82 million contract with food service company Maramont Corp. after the New York Daily News revealed that the company owed nearly $88 million for failing to pay living wages for over a decade.  New York City had awarded two new contracts to the company despite their [&hellip…;
Aug
2014
29

de Blasio Settles With Female Teamsters in NYC in Deal Marked by Backpay, Raises, Good Faith

  Teamsters Local 237 has announced a new agreement with the City of New York for school safety agents and special officers.  In reaching a contract, Mayor Bill de Blasio makes good on a campaign promise to settle a pay equity lawsuit that had been lingering for four years.  The city will pay $38 million [&hellip…;
Aug
2014
13

Non-Union Contractor Caught Shaving $50/hour Off Worker Paychecks on City-Funded Project in NY

Non-Union Contractor Caught Shaving $50/hour Off Worker Paychecks on City-Funded Project in NY
  As contractor on the Sugar Hill housing project in Harlem, MountCo construction was supposed to be paying its workers the prevailing wage (nearly $65 an hour).  The reality? Workers on the project were making closer to $15 and being forced to lie about their earnings to inspectors who were there to monitor the company [&hellip…;
Feb
2014
18

Long Awaited Labor Contract Signals Positive Change from Bloomberg to de Blasio

Long Awaited Labor Contract Signals Positive Change from Bloomberg to de Blasio
  After spending nine years without a contract and enduring a ‘Cold War’ with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 200 environmental officers have agreed to new contracts and will each receive $50,000 in back pay.  For unions, the contract is a sign of a new direction for the city under Bill de Blasio. Kenneth [&hellip…;