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Viewpoint: Scaffolding Law an anachronism that is hurting New Yorkers (access required)

Workers already protected by state, federal regulations

New York’s Labor Laws 240/241, known as the “Scaffolding Law,” was passed in 1885 and is an anachronism that needs to be corrected. Imagine yourself in 1885. Grover Cleveland, a former mayor of Buffalo and governor of New York state, took office as president for the first of his two non-consecutive terms. The American flag had ...

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