Judge Upholds NYC's Project Labor Agreements

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has decided that New York City's agreements with a labor group representing 50 trade unions comply with federal employment law, clearing the way for $6 billion in public infrastructure and renovation projects, the city's Law Department said Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. tossed an October suit from two contractor groups that challenged the city's project labor agreements with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York that covered infrastructure projects such as the construction of a new police...
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