The growth of nonunion builders in New York has continued for years, but that could change. Nonunion builders are facing challenges due to President Donald Trump's immigration stance, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's alliance with union workers and Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal of creating jobs that pay at least $50,000 -- a figure that many nonunion people don't come close to making.
The Department of Housing Preservation & Development and the New York City Economic Development Corp. plan to convert a bus depot in East Harlem into affordable housing. The plan calls for a 730-unit complex, and once a land-use review is complete, the city will put out a request for proposals.
Developers are increasingly focusing on New York City's "forgotten borough," Staten Island, with a number of construction projects already underway. It's a backlash against what has been termed a "downzoning uprising," with people now looking past a previous resistance to change with an eye toward accommodating growth.
Chris Pepey, a senior estimator and 20-year veteran with Turner Construction, has witnessed vast changes on a number of fronts over his career in the New York construction market. He reflects on the unique challenges of building in New York today and what the future may hold.
A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments regarding how the National Labor Relations Board defines a "joint employer." Browning-Ferris Industries argues that a company should not be defined as a joint employer if it has "indirect control," which an NLRB attorney says is what happened with a landfill contractor.
The House and Senate have passed measures that, if signed by President Donald Trump, will effectively nullify the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, also known as the "blacklisting" order for contractors. The order requires contractors to notify the federal government of any violations to 14 labor and employment law.
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