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New York families need you to protect their wages.

Building Blocks NY is fighting for all workers in New York and we are calling on the state to make it clear: Public Subsidies Come with Public Responsibilities.

Take Action: Pass Public Works

New York needs to send a message that this is a state that protects the opportunities of working class families and upholds its constitution. In New York, public subsidies should come with public responsibilities.
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New York is ranked in the bottom 11 states for prevailing wage laws and protections.

That means New York is missing opportunities to create working class jobs and provide families with the support and sustaining wages they need to live here.

Without a clear definition of “public work,” contractors receiving public subsidies—our hard-earned tax dollars—are not required to pay New York’s workers fair, area standard wages and New York’s working class families are the ones who suffer.

BBNY is an organization dedicated to advocating for these families – first through the passage of critical construction safety legislation in New York City and now for the passage of definition of public works legislation in New York State.

Eliminating ambiguity around public works will ensure New York State is acting responsibly when financing and commissioning public work, and protect working class families’ right to fair wages. Further, it will send the message to contractors that in the state of New York: Public Subsidies Come with Public Responsibilities

 

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In response to more than thirty construction worker deaths in just over two years, Building Blocks NY brought together labor and community partners to advocate for the passage of critical construction safety legislation for New York City.

On September 27th, 2017, the New York City Council passed Intro. 1447 by a unanimous vote. On October 16th, 2017 Intro. 1447 was signed into law.

The final version of the bill, Int. 1447-C establishes a minimum requirement of 40 hours of training for all workers on buildings higher than four stories in NYC and creates a special task force to make decisions on requirements regarding training for specific jobs. This new law is protecting and providing safety and training standards for all workers – union and non-union alike.

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A5498/S2975 will provide a clear definition of “public work.” This will make it easier for NYS DOL to identify this work and apply the proper prevailing wage requirements. A5498/S2975 does so by:

1. Creating a bright-line test that a project will be considered public work if:

• The construction if paid for in part or whole by public funds

• The construction is performed in contemplation of a public entity leasing a portion of the space in the resulting development

2. Creating additional enforcement tools for NYS DOL to ensure public funds are being used appropriately and responsibly on construction projects

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A5498/S2975 will provide a clear definition of “public work.” This will make it easier for NYS DOL to identify this work and apply the proper prevailing wage requirements. A5498/S2975 does so by:

1. Creating a bright-line test that a project will be considered public work if:

• The construction if paid for in part or whole by public funds

• The construction is performed in contemplation of a public entity leasing a portion of the space in the resulting development

2. Creating additional enforcement tools for NYS DOL to ensure public funds are being used appropriately and responsibly on construction projects

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In response to more than thirty construction worker deaths in just over two years, Building Blocks NY brought together labor and community partners to advocate for the passage of critical construction safety legislation for New York City.

On September 27th, 2017, the New York City Council passed Intro. 1447 by a unanimous vote. On October 16th, 2017 Intro. 1447 was signed into law.

The final version of the bill, Int. 1447-C establishes a minimum requirement of 40 hours of training for all workers on buildings higher than four stories in NYC and creates a special task force to make decisions on requirements regarding training for specific jobs. This new law is protecting and providing safety and training standards for all workers – union and non-union alike.

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