New York State is home to some of the highest construction costs in the country. The state’s prevailing wage and scaffold laws are two reasons why. That is why the Buffalo Niagara Partnership calls for Scaffold Law reform and opposition to the expansion of prevailing wage in our 2018 Advocacy Agenda.
Expert Forum written by: Michael J. Tedesco, Senior Associate with Andreozzi Bluestein Weber Brown, LLP.
Why the Partnership and our Manufacturers Council continue to advocate for workers’ comp reform in New York State.
The decision to drastically hike the hourly wage for fast food workers in New York to $15 an hour will ripple well beyond the fast food industry and will do nothing but further disadvantage businesses and job opportunities in this state.
The higher wages will be phased in over the next several years, with workers earning $15 an hour by end of 2018 in New York City, and by July 2021 in the rest of the state.
Earlier this month, City & State, the only media company devoted solely to covering government and politics, launched its Buffalo bureau to provide in-depth coverage of political and policy issues that are relevant to Buffalo and Western New York.
On October 16, in collaboration with the Partnership, City & State hosted a New York-Canada Summit that highlighted the importance of cultivating and maintaining a strong, efficient border relationship to support and expand New York and Canada’s $32.2 billion bilateral trade network.