MEDIA ALERT** Assemblywoman Galef to Host Roundtable Discussion on Project Labor Agreements 05/15/13

For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy Galef (914) 941-1111

**MEDIA ALERT**

Assemblywoman Galef to Host Roundtable Discussion on Project Labor Agreements

Panelists Will Discuss Pros and Cons of Using PLAs for Capital Projects-Can They Achieve Real Savings?

(May 13, 2013) New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will moderate a roundtable discussion on the use of Project Labor Agreements. For many years, the Assemblywoman has been fighting to reform the Wicks Law, which prevents the packaging together of certain parts of construction jobs. Recently PLAs have been making headlines due to cost savings claimed to come from allowing some packaging of construction trades to take place within a larger job while still remaining within state law. Galef hopes to explore the use of PLAs to determine if they would in fact be more expedient and cost effective than reforming the Wicks law.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 3:00 to 5:00pm

WHERE: Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor

WHO:

Kelly MacMillan, Director of Public Infrastructure Projects, Empire State Development Corporation

Ted Nadratowski, Thruway Authority Interim Project Manager, Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Ross Pepe, President, Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley

Edward Doyle, President, Building & Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam

Michael Elmendorf, President/CEO, Associated General Contractors NYS LLC

Possible additional panelists may also be joining. County, Municipal and School Officials from the Assemblywoman’s district have been invited to attend to discuss how Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) may be effective to achieve savings on capital projects.

For more information please contact the Assemblywoman’s office by e-mail at galefs@assembly.state.ny.us or by phone at 914-941-1111.

Bazzo 05/14/13

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