For the Life of the Union Plumber

Contractor Magazine

The United Association is known for its top-notch training, but it also has a successful ambassador program to help recruit women and people of color. Training

Union 67

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Editor's Commentary - Should Landscaping Workers be Unionized

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Building Trades Unions Endorse Biden

ENR Construction

Union leader cites lack of action on infrastructure, infectious-disease safety standard, pension issues

Union 61

NYC unions recruiting more women

Construction Dive

Recruiting efforts have reportedly increased women's participation in the city's construction industry by 20% since 2006

Union 96

Are Union Jobs Safer?

Construction Equipment

To better understand what is causing the increase in construction accidents - besides the overall building boom in the city - politicians and labor groups want to track incidents by the kind of jobsite, union or nonunion New York City counted 12 construction fatalities in 2015, a 50-percent increase over the previous year. Non-fatal injuries were up by almost the same rate, according to the NYC Department of Buildings.

Union 76

Carpenters Union in Southwest Elects Its First Hispanic Leader

ENR Construction

undocumented and worked as a union laborer, for encouraging him to become a carpenter Rodriguez credits his father, an immigrant who arrived in the U.S.

Union 67

NABTU: Union, wage protections must underlie $1T infrastructure plan

Construction Dive

Union leaders and lawmakers at a conference this week called for prevailing wages, project labor agreements and other standards to be included

Union 88

Massachusetts union members advised to return to work following strikes

Construction Dive

Effective April 21, the work stoppage directive issued by the state's largest industry union earlier this month is no longer in effect for essential projects with acceptable COVID-19 safety protocols

Infrastructure Is Prime Topic in Biden Meeting with Union Leaders

ENR Construction

Attendees include seven top officials of construction unions

Union 64

Federal Labor Proposal Flares Union, Industry Tensions

ENR Construction

Project labor agreement rule would apply to all large federal construction projects

Construction Unions Protest Amazon Projects in Massachusetts

ENR Construction

Amazon faces rising opposition from trade unions and other critics as it forges ahead with plans to build a series of giant logistics centers across Massachusetts

Built Robotics Partners with Union for Robotics Training

Construction Equipment

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Built Robotics announced a multi-year strategic partnership agreement. The partnership will establish a training program to prepare the more than 400,000 IUOE members to oversee and manage robotic equipment, as well as work alongside

Union 88

Massachusetts Building Trade Unions Launch Addiction Services Initiative

ENR Construction

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joined local union leaders to announce the new initiative

Washington state union crane operators strike

Construction Dive

For the second time, the International Union of Operating Engineers and Associated General Contractors of Washington failed to reach an agreement on work conditions, hours and wages

Union 66

Nevada governor signs prevailing wage, union bills

Construction Dive

Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak said the new laws will "right anti-worker wrongs" imposed by the state's 2015 Republican-controlled legislature

Nevada 100

Construction unions call on Massachusetts governor to strengthen COVID-19 protections

Construction Dive

The Massachusetts Building Trades Council wants more worker protections regarding coronavirus, such as the right to stop work and not lose out on pay

Union Workers' Share of Construction Workforce Edges Up

ENR Construction

in 2020; unionized sector was down 5.9%, nonunion sector dipped 7.9 Total construction workforce fell 6.3%

Union 64

Voting Opens on New Washington State NW Contractors Union Agreement

ENR Construction

The Northwest Carpenters Union and the Associated General Contractors of Washington will vote on an agreement starting Thursday night

Study: Unionized Construction Offers Better Health, Safety Outcomes

Contractor Magazine

The study was conducted jointly by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) and the Project for Middle Class Renewal (PMCR). Construction Data

Architect Drops Union Bid, But Sector Organizing Continues

ENR Construction

Historic petition to unionize in architecture hits snag on eve of vote by NY firm SHoP, but Architectural Workers United isn't done with sector organizing, says Architectural Record, ENR's sister publication

Architect SHoP Drops Union Bid, But Sector Organizing Continues

ENR Construction

Historic petition to unionize in architecture hits snag on eve of vote by NY firm, but Architectural Workers United isn't done with sector organizing, says Architectural Record, ENR sister publication

Washington State Carpenters' Union in Trusteeship, Vote Fraud Probed

ENR Construction

Several regional union leaders resigned amid alleged contract vote fraud after members narrowly agreed to pact last month following several week strike

Union Construction Employment Up 3% in 2021, Back to 2019 Level

ENR Construction

Union membership in construction rose by 31,000 to 1.02 million in 2021 from its 2020 level

Union 58

Union Construction Employment Up 3% in 2021, But Only Returns to 2019 Level

ENR Construction

Union membership in construction rose by 31,000 to 1.02 million in 2021 from its 2020 level

Union 58

Supreme Court Rules on Public Union Fees

Construction Equipment

. . The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector unions for state and local employees can’t force non-members to pay a “fair-share” union fee based on an Illinois law that required non-union workers to pay fees that go to collective bargaining.

Washington Carpenters Union Strike Continues Week After Contract's End

ENR Construction

No new negotiations have been scheduled as union leaders work to reach a consensus with members who rejected the latest tentative contract

Globe Union Acquires Namce

Contractor Magazine

Parent company of Gerber acquires vitreous china manufacturer

Union 46

Let there be light: Union Station Great Hall

BD+C

Originally completed in 1925, Chicago’s Union Station was designated a landmark in 2002 and listed by AIA Illinois as one of the 200 Illinois Great Places.

Non-union employees may have union rep accompany OSHA inspector

FDR Safety

Non-union employees can select anyone, including representatives of a union, to accompany an OSHA compliance officer during an inspection of their worksite, according to a recent interpretation letter issued by OSHA. This marks a major departure in procedures for OSHA inspections and potentially provides an opening for union organizers to get a presence in a non-union workplace.

Union 120

Behind the Navillus Bankruptcy, a Union Contractor's Ties to Nonunion Firms

Small Business CEO

When do links between union and open-shop contractors violate union agreements

Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City

Business Facilities

will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City, TN. Tyson plans to add 25,000 square feet and new production lines to its Union City plant, effectively doubling its output capabilities at the facility. Tyson’s Union City complex supplies chicken for a national foodservice customer. Read: Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City at BusinessFacilities.com. By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2017 Issue. T yson Foods, Inc.

Union 42

Union Construction Employment Up 3% in 2021, But Only Returns to 2019 Levels

ENR Construction

Union membership in construction rose by 31,000—from an annual average of 993,000 in 2020 to 1,024,000 in 2021

Union 58

IBEW Local 134 Union Hall: Union lights a 'beacon'

BD+C

The building, constructed in the 1960s in the Bronzeville neighborhood, south of the Loop, attracted the interest of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134, which was looking to move out of its West Side union hall Drake elementary school was one of 47 elementary schools decommissioned by Chicago Public Schools in 2014, due to declining student enrollment.

Union 44

FYI – Pro Labor Is Not Necessarily Pro Union

Constructonomics

I’ve occasionally dansed around the issue of construction labor unions on this site, but of course I have not taken any definitive stance on one side or the other. While one may think that this lack of commitment resulted from an aversion to being thrown in the Sckuylkill River with two concrete “slippers” on my feet, the reality is that I was very much on the fence about the whole idea of labor unions.

Union 138

Union-Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station

ENR Construction

The relocated Patsaouras Bus Plaza provides LA Metro’s transit users easier connections to bus lines serving Union Station.

Metro 36

Plastics On The Move

Business Facilities

The eighth largest industry in the U.S. continues to grow as demand for plastics in construction, automotive, and electrical/electronics markets expands.

Suit challenges union participation in OSHA walk-arounds

FDR Safety

OSHA’s policy of allowing union representatives to accompany agency compliance officers in walk-around inspections of worksites, even if the union doesn’t represent company employees, is being challenged in a lawsuit filed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. That opened the door to participation by representatives of a union trying to organize employees at the site.

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Unions Call for Better Health Protections

Construction Equipment

Working in construction during the coronavirus pandemic has split the industry down the middle, according to a report by ABC News. On one hand, buildings, roads, and utilities need regular maintenance and upgrades. At the same time, those small worksites and sometimes unsanitary conditions are

Union 65

Labor Union Uses Simulator for Recruitment

Construction Equipment

Operating Engineers Local 701 in Gladstone, Oregon, has begun using a video simulator to recruit apprentices in Oregon and Southwest Washington. According to an article in DJC Oregon, the simulator “realistically portray[s] jobsite activities” including tower crane and bulldozer operations.

Tensions rise between New York City's unions and developers

Construction Dive

One of the primary union targets is the Related Companies, developer of the $25 billion Hudson Yards and increasingly vocal critic of union work policies