New York Daily News: Labor groups align to defend Scaffold Law

As business groups try to get Albany legislators to move on reforming the Scaffold Law before they ditch the State Cap for the session, a coalition of labor, political, and advocacy groups are massing on the other side of the battlefield.

About a week after I reported two groups were underwriting radio spots urging lawmakers to dismantle the law on the grounds that it jacks up business costs and kills jobs, enter the Scaffold Safety Coalition, which says the lack of protective regs kills people.

The pro-scaffold group is backed by the 100,000 member Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the New York City Central Labor Council, and the Hotel Trades Council, to name a few.

Click here to read the full post on the New York Daily News’s Daily Politics blog.