New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Maggie Novak

The Libertarian Republic The Construction Industry In New York Needs A Safety Overhaul by Maggie Novak

The Construction Industry In New York Needs A Safety Overhaul

Dangerous jobs usually come with higher wages due to the risks involved. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world, but many construction workers receive little more than minimum wage. Many construction projects receiving government subsidies pay workers minimum wage. That hardly seems fair considering the risk of personal injury. Still, people need jobs, so they’re willing to take that risk for less pay.