Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Ensuring Prevailing Wage for Construction Workers Performing Certain Utility Work on Roads
Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.4887/A.5608) into law, enacting the Roadway Quality Assurance Act, strengthening New York’s construction workforce by ensuring they are paid the prevailing wage. This requirement uplifts workers and local communities across New York State and contributes to reliable utility service for ratepayers.
"Our construction workers keep New Yorkers moving but are often underpaid for their hard and impactful work," Governor Hochul said. “I am proud to sign this legislation that will provide construction workers with fair wages and allow them to support themselves, their families, and our local economy.”
Legislation (S.4887/A.5608) amends the labor law to enact the "roadway excavation quality assurance act” to protect workers on projects requiring the excavation or opening of a street. This legislation mandates that utility company contractors and subcontractors pay the prevailing wage to employees on projects where a permit to use, excavate, or open a street is required to be issued.
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