Intro 1447’s effort to improve construction worker safety is not the “union giveaway” it is being portrayed as.
New York Post, September 20, 2017
Yes, unions already provide substantial mandatory safety training, much of which is covered in the bill. This training is paid for by the employers and the unions themselves. Many reputable non-union contractors also provide safety training, but the training is not universal. It is not an unreasonable expectation that construction industry employers have a trained workforce. Putting worker safety first is what it is important. It is not a union vs. non-union issue, and it is not a minority-or women-owned business issue. It is about the workers, and any employer of any demographic should want to make the investment in the training that keeps their workers safe.