Labor News & Articles

Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace

Vaccination requirements are a growing reality in society due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  This issue is already becoming an issue in workplaces as employers seek to mandate vaccinations for employees.  Recently New York City announced the “Key to NYC Pass” Program, which will require individuals to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19 in order to… Read more »

Is a National Apprentcieship Act Coming?

On February 5, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447). While the bill has not been passed in the senate, we expect an apprenticeship bill sometime this year. Highlights of the House verison of the bill can be found HERE We hope the final bill will contain revenue… Read more »

New OLMS Union Trust Annual Reporting Report Requirement

Form T-1 Finalized for Unions to Report Related Funds The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) published, on March 6, 2020, a final rule establishing a Form T–1 Trust Annual Report that requires annual reporting by Form LM-2 filing labor organizations on financial information pertinent to “trusts in which a labor organization is interested” (“section 3(l)… Read more »

Covid-19 Update

Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine LLP is here to help. These are uncertain times. Will union members get wages? Are they eligible for unemployment? Is paid sick leave being extended? Should members go to work? All these issues will be asked in both union and non-union workplaces. We are here to help. Please know that… Read more »

Multiemployer Pension Funding Outlook

A recent study by Milliman has found that multiemployer pension funds have reached pre-2008 recession funding levels and that more are 100% or greater funded than compared with the pre-recession period. While this bodes well for multiemployer plans, the report noted that over 100 plans are funded below 50% versus 28 plans below 50% funded… Read more »

Kickbacks Caught and Debarment Ensues

The NYC Comptroller’s office recently announced the resolution of a prevailing wage prosecution of K&S Contracting for failing to pay workers their required wages.  A copy of the press release may be found here:  Click Here for Comptroller Press Link

The Value of Apprenticeship Programs

The construction industry has long supported and recognized the value of apprenticeship programs.  The value of these programs –to both workers and businesses — is confirmed yet again in a recent article released by the U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration. The text from that article can be found here: THE BENEFITS AND COSTS OF APPRENTICESHIPS:… Read more »

Labor Jeers Stingy Con Ed; Pushes New Prevailing Wage Bill

Labor Jeers Stingy Con Ed; Pushes New Prevailing Wage Bill May 21, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Labor leaders Vincent Alvarez, Kyle Bragg and Jim Slevin criticize Con Ed. New York, NY – A new bill introduced in the State Assembly could soon have a big impact on the lives of underpaid contract security guards and… Read more »

Marty Glennon quoted in Newsday Article on Post-Sandy Clean-up Contract Probe NY labor laws at center of Sandy cleanup contract probes April 13, 2013 by KEITH HERBERT AND SARAH CRICHTON / [email protected],[email protected] Labor laws designed to keep workers from being exploited, and ensure taxpayers aren’t shorted, are at the center of investigations into post-Sandy cleanup on Long Island. Sources in Nassau and Suffolk counties… Read more »

Obama Nominates Justice Aide for Labor Post

The New York Times WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday nominated Thomas E. Perez, who heads the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, to be the next secretary of labor, a choice that promises to provoke a debate with Republicans about voting rights and discrimination. Mr. Perez would replace Hilda L. Solis, who stepped… Read more »