NY State Buy American Act Signed into Law
Last Friday, New York State Governor Cuomo signed the New York Buy American Act into law. State agencies and authorities must now use American-made iron and steel in infrastructure projects worth more than $1 million.
The bill was passed by the State legislature this past June, and will take effect in April of 2018.
“This is a tremendous victory for the labor movement, as well as the citizens and taxpayers of this state,” said Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO.
“This is a huge investment in the men and women who build our roads and bridges. This legislation ensures our hard-earned tax dollars are invested right back into our own workforce and not sent overseas,” Cilento said.