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NY Amends Labor Bill to Ensure Road Utility Workers are Paid a Fair Wage


The Governor on Wednesday signed legislation to ensure New York’s construction workforce is paid the prevailing wage.

The “Roadway Quality Assurance Act” amends the labor law to protect workers on projects requiring the excavation or opening of a street. It also mandates that utility company contractors and subcontractors pay the prevailing wage to employees on projects where a permit to use, excavate, or open a street is required to be issued.

“Our construction workers keep New Yorkers moving but are often underpaid for their hard and impactful work,” Governor Hochul said. “I am proud to sign this legislation that will provide construction workers with fair wages and allow them to support themselves, their families, and our local economy.”    

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