NYC labor deals with unions affirmed

Decision may help pave way for completion of $6 billion of infrastructure projects

It’s back to work in New York City for union laborers. U.S. Southern District Judge Robert Patterson last week ruled that the city’s labor agreements with 50 unions are not in violation of federal labor law after a pair of construction trade groups took umbrage with the accords.

In The Building Industry Electrical Contractors Association et al v. City of New York, the associations alleged the city was using the deals to write its own labor rules for infrastructure projects, and only using a handful of favorite unions and contractors for the work. 

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