Are construction workers paid fairly in New York State? The legislature has been debating the so-called “prevailing wage.” Non-union workers and business leaders have warned that expanding the prevailing wage will cripple businesses that want to expand, while stalling the clean energy industry. Union leaders have joined many Democrats in calling for more wage protections, arguing that the business community always claims the sky is falling when they have to pay people a little bit more.
Our guests debate it:
- Brian Sampson, president of the New York State chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors
- Dan Maloney, president of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation
- Dave Young, president of the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council