Statement On Mayor's Veto Of Prevailing Wage Bill
We are disappointed with the Mayor’s veto of the Good Jobs Act, which would have made a real difference in the lives of many hardworking families. While it is vital that New York City continue to attract businesses and promote development to stimulate economic growth, it is equally important that we create good jobs, with fair pay and benefits. It is not unfair to ask building owners who are receiving public subsidies – paid for by taxpayers -- to hire workers at the prevailing wage. Good, solid jobs help create strong communities and strong economies. This veto does nothing to promote economic fairness in New York City.
-- Vincent Alvarez, President of the NYC Central Labor Council.