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. 

2024 Priorities

Electronic Certified Payroll (S8608/A9265, Ramos/Bronson)

  • Creating a centralized and transparent online payroll reporting system for all prevailing wage construction work

SUNY Thermal Energy Networks

  • $90 million for shovel-ready projects at SUNY Purchase and Buffalo subject to labor protections in §91(7) of Public Buildings Law

Brownfields Prevailing Wage (S5868-A/A7491, Harckham/Bronson)

  • Economic Development that is excluded under both §§ 220 & 224-a Labor Law

Offsite Fabrication (S5475-A/A373-A, Jackson/Bronson)

  • Ensuring a prevailing wage for certain construction work performed offsite

School Ventilation (S6563/A7115, Cooney/Benedetto)

  • Proposed program would emphasize clean air in school districts across NYS

Stop Work Order Legislation (S7886/A9175, Harckham/Bronson) (S8452-A/A9106, Ramos/Burgos)

  • Authorizes DOL to issue stop work orders due to various violations of labor law

MTA Industrial Painting & Coating (S4994, Ramos)

  • Establishes procurement guidelines regarding the application of industrial coatings

IDA Labor Representative (S4040-A/A7532, Mayer/Solages)

  • Mandates all IDAs have at least one labor representative on their respective boards

Paid Family Leave Benefits (S1489/A8931, Comrie/Bronson)

  • Qualifies construction employees who work 26 consecutive weeks for multiple employers pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement

Just Energy Transition Act (S2935-D/A4866, Parker/Kelles)

  • Authorizes a process with NYSERDA and PSC to create a program for the repurposing of fossil fuel facilities