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[Excerpt] This report is a follow-up to the earlier Cornell ILR report, Project Labor Agreements in New York State: In the Public Interest, issued in March 2009. There has been a significant increase in the authorization and use of PLAs for both public and private sector work during the intervening two years – particularly for New York City and, generally, throughout New York State. PLAs now govern the labor relations for a broad scope of projects involving tens of billions of dollars of infrastructure, new construction, and renovation work. The current report details how and why these agreements are serving the interests of taxpayers, businesses, communities, as well as the construction industry and workforce.


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Kotler, F. B. (2011). Project labor agreements in New York State II: In the public interest and of proven value [Electronic version]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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