Contractors Ask 2nd Circ. To Reopen $5B NYC Projects Suit

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 6:47 PM EST) -- Contractors who say the city of New York shut them out of $5.3 billion in public construction projects on Wednesday asked the Second Circuit to reopen their lawsuit against the city so they could present more evidence.

The Building Industry Electrical Contractors Association and the United Electrical Contractors Association claim that New York's use of so-called Project Labor Agreements — contracts that let the city prehire particular unions, set labor standards and bar work stoppages — did not include the union locals they deal with, keeping...
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