The group that backs a prevailing wage provision in the 421a tax abatement renewal released a TV ad on Friday that heavily features Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

UP4NYC in the TV spot ostensibly is thanking Cuomo for throwing cold water on the plan backed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, which would expand affordable housing under the abatement, but does not include a prevailing wage component for construction workers, a move that has angered labor unions.

De Blasio’s proposal does include a prevailing wage component, but for service workers.

“Our campaign for working families has developed tremendous momentum in Albany. We applaud the governor’s leadership on the 421a debate and thank him for developing a plan that rewards work over wealth,” said Pat Purcell, Executive Director, Greater NY Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust. “We look forward to working with the governor, legislature, and other stakeholders to make sure that the voices of working families are heard.”

Cuomo himself has not revealed precisely how he wants the 421a tax abatement renewed, but has been sympathetic to complaints raised by the AFL-CIO, a labor union in New York that did not endorse him for re-election last year.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told reporters this week at the Capitol his conference supports the prevailing wage and Housing Committee Chairman Keith Wright includes the provision in his abatement renewal legislation.

The tax abatement is due to expire in the coming days as state lawmakers and the governor concurrently negotiate the extension of rent control regulations for New York City as well as an extension of mayoral control for New York City schools.