Testimony of Leslie Levi, Jr. before the New York State Assembly's Sub-Committee on Affirmative Action, 1987. Levi argued that New York's Wicks Law protected the rights and opportunities of minority owned businesses in the state, and should therefore not be repealed.
The Wicks Law was passed in 1912 to promote competition and protect workers’ rights. The law requires that each part of state construction projects be put out for separate bids from contractors. Contractors can compete to offer the lowest price for each part of the job. This limits corruption and allows many companies to benefit from state construction projects.
October 27 1987
Levi, Leslie, Jr.
New York State Archives, New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Standing Committee on Governmental Operations. Sub-committee on Affirmative Action. Reports, testimony, and background files, 1987-1988. Series L0177-90, Box 1.
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