Construction projects for state agencies or local governments that are considered public works have to pay what is known as the prevailing wage, which usually means more money for workers. But some projects that are only partially taxpayer-funded do not fall into that category. So some lawmakers are working to broaden the definition of public works. Patrick Purcell, Executive Director of the Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, joins us to discuss.
Labor unions push lawmakers to redefine public works
By Capital Tonight Staff | February 21, 2018 @8:18 PM