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NEW YORK CITY-Non-profit organization the Metropolitan Movers Association, Inc., along with East Side Movers Inc. and Universal Moving & Storage Co., has filed a notice of petition against New York City Comptroller John C. Liu challenging the city’s prevailing wage schedule that took effect on July 1, arguing that the schedule violates statutory Section 230 of the New York Labor Law and a previous March 2011 opinion by New York Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger. The previous decision–Metropolitan Movers Association Inc. v. Liusaid that the Comptroller’s office set aside its use of Local 814 of the International Brotherhood of Teamster’s collective bargaining agreement as the basis for the city’s prevailing wage for moving and storage work, according the petition.

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