Our focus is on Workplace Safety, Wage Theft, Renewable Energy, Equality and Harassment-Free Workplace, Project Labor Agreements, Prevailing Wages, Apprenticeship and Training, and more! As our website grows we will be expanding this section to include information on these and a variety of additional topics.
The following initiatives are a big part of the current NY State Legislative session:
Renewable Energy Job Standards: We have been prioritizing this issue and advocating for its inclusion in the NYS Budget. The Trades are seeking to ensure that large-scale renewable energy construction, operations and maintenance jobs are performed, to the extent possible, by a unionized workforce. As the State and country shift away from fossil fuel, we must ensure Building Trades’ workers are not left behind.
Construction Industry Wage Theft: This legislation will fight back against unscrupulous contractors and help exploited workers get paid on-time.
NY HERO Act: Applying workplace safety protocols for airborne infectious diseases. See bill here.