Time For A New Energy Economy In New York State

Written by City & State on . Posted in Economic Development, Energy, News & Features, Spotlight

For too long, New York has been without an energy policy in place to develop, guide and coordinate the resources we need to meet our energy demands. New Yorkers deserve an energy plan that fosters job creation, entrepreneurship, technological advancement, environmental sustainability, and benefits consumers. With the 2002 expiration of our energy planning law, New York has been left without context for decision making. Since then we have been moving forward haphazardly on an economic development issue that has the… [More]

Port Authority Electricians Charge Inconsistent Approach to Prevailing Wage

Written by City & State on . Posted in Energy, News & Features, Social Services

Newly appointed Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward is starting his tenure in the middle of a labor dispute.
The fact-finding stage of negotiations between the Port Authority and its division of Local 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is under way. The bi-state agency and union leaders are trying to resolve a stalemate over using prevailing wages, or a pre-determined pay rate, in their upcoming labor contract.

During the last contract negotiations with...… [More]