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

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Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City

Business Facilities Blog

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. By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2017 Issue.

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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.

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

Indiana Construction Union Officials Indicted on Extortion Charges

ENR Construction

One current and one former official of an Indiana iron workers' union local pleaded not guilty in federal court

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Civilized Unions

Green Industry Professionals

Editor's Commentary - Should Landscaping Workers be Unionized

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Carpenters Break With New York Building Trades Unions in Pact With Developer

ENR Construction

An initial victory by a developer that is in a battle with New York unions

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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. Labor union grew substantially as a result of the industrial revolution in the late 1800s.

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

ENR Construction

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

Metra Union Pacific/West Commuter Railroad Station

BD+C

Construction of Chicago’s new Metra Union Pacific/West commuter railroad station in Lombard, Ill., marks a major improvement for riders as well as the residents of the Village of Lombard. Prior to building the sparkling new station, riders simply boarded from two uncovered platforms. Now, the nearly 1,300 weekday riders enjoy the convenience and shelter of 250 linear feet of curved metal roof canopies on either side of the tracks

Trump could preview infrastructure plan in State of the Union

Construction Dive

The president is not expected to provide further details of his infrastructure plan until after his State of the Union address next week

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Construction Unions Warming Up to Virtual Reality Training

ENR Construction

As virtual reality technologies continue to evolve, construction trade unions are showing interest in incorporating them into apprenticeship training

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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.

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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.

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The Straight Talk On Labo(u)r Unions

Constructonomics

But regardless of the spelling, labor (labour) unions in the construction industry are like the pink elephant in the room that nobody dares to speak of. So why are construction labor unions the pink elephant in the room? Philadelphia has often been called the last real union town.

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Public-Employee Union Fees, Water Wars Are Key in High Court Rulings

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Industry groups react to halt 'to fair share' union fees for government non-members

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Michigan contractors replace locked-out union engineers with private operators

Construction Dive

State contractors are "looking at all options" to resume their work after 23 days of unsuccessful talks with Operating Engineers Local 324

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Rubes in Unions Finally Realize Obama Lied

Collaborative Construction

And now even Obama''s union supporters are realizing that. This would be funny if it weren''t so sad. The "Affordable Care Act" was sold to the American people under false pretenses.

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NYC alliance: Janus decision not 'death knell' for unions

Construction Dive

Supreme Court's decision that public-sector employees who are not union members cannot be forced to foot the bill for collective bargaining will not end organized labor in the city A director of a construction group said the U.S.

Unions Focus on Flagship Facilities for Training

Construction Equipment

State-of-the-art training centers being built by trade unions are offering higher-education type training and are drawing attendees nationwide.

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Unions Rumble in Pipeline Protests

ENR Construction

After the federal government temporarily halted construction on a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota, disputes continue, pitting protesters against construction crews and unions against each other

Ex-Laborers' Union Official Indicted on Theft, Fraud Charges

ENR Construction

Former LIUNA chief of staff alleged to have charged nearly $170,000 in unauthorized expenses on union credit card

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Related sues labor organization over 'corrupt' union involvement at $25B Hudson Yards

Construction Dive

The developer alleges that corrupt practices on behalf of some unions have cost it $100 million. Hudson Yards Construction LLC said most of the project's unions operate properly

Related files 2nd lawsuit against NYC labor union

Construction Dive

's latest claims that some union members are trying to impede progress at NYC's $25 billion Hudson Yards development The Related Co.'s

Union, officials protest Philadelphia's 1% construction tax

Construction Dive

Revenue from the Construction Impact Tax would go toward the Pennsylvania city's Philly 1st program, which offers financial assistance to homebuyers

Where The Labor Department Won Union Corruption Convictions in 2017

ENR Construction

Union locals and trust funds can be vulnerable, experts say

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Union sues NYC contractor claiming it used 'alter ego' company to avoid paying union wages

Construction Dive

The lawsuit also states that Hudson Yards developer Related Cos. had a hand in the alleged deception

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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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Construction Unions Focus on Flagship Facilities for Training

Construction Equipment

State-of-the-art training centers being built by trade unions are offering higher-education type training and are drawing attendees nationwide.

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Obamacare Blows up in Unions' Faces

Collaborative Construction

Unions have Buyer's Remorse on Obamacare Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! Who could have predicted that a 2,700+ page law drafted by lobbyists and passed by a Congress that didn't read it would have unintended consequences? The country is in the best of hands.

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Where The Labor Department Found Corruption at Unions in 2017

ENR Construction

Union locals and trust funds can be vulnerable to embezzlement and fraud, experts say

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Michigan association's impasse with union equipment operators stalls hundreds of jobsites

Construction Dive

Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association's lockout of approximately 2,000 union operating engineers due to failed negotiations has some contractors hiring nonunion and out-of-state operators to keep projects going

Los Angeles Union Station considers $2B expansion

Construction Dive

Project officials said the expansion would reduce wait times and add more flexibility for riders, and could help boost mobility in time for when the city hosts the Olympic Games in summer 2028

Non-union labor gaining ground in New York City

BD+C

Non-union labor is a growing force in New York City’s construction industry , according to an industry trade group official. Coletti said competitive pricing environment favors non-union labor, though he would rather see his group be 100% union

New Developer Onboard for Chicago's Union Station Makeover

Construction Equipment

Including the underground facilities, Union Station spans about 9 city blocks in size Chicago has one of the best passenger rail systems in the country and with the selection of Riverside Investment & Development to renovate the elderly station, riding the rails will become even better.

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Trump Talks Up Infrastructure With Unions

ENR Construction

President Trump continues to court construction unions, telling the North America’s Building Trades Unions annual legislative conference that he wants to rebuild infrastructure, streamline project permitting and reduce undocumented labor

European Union Avoids Fracturing

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The post European Union Avoids Fracturing appeared first on Business Facilities. European unity has been an elusive goal for decades, especially in recent years with the financial crisis pitting wealthy EU powers against member states drowning in debt.

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The European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation: An insight into a smarter and cost-efficient sector

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Future of Construction construction industry construction industry manifesto european construction european unionA few months ago the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) in collaboration with other leading European construction associations published the European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation. The manifesto focuses on the numerous actions that EU could take in order to facilitate the digital transformation of the construction industry.

Force Corp. Joins New England Carpenters Union

ENR Construction

into the union family, ending an adversarial relationship This spring, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters is welcoming Woburn, Mass.-based based Force Corp.

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AutoTool To Build Plant In Union Rural Electric’s OH Territory

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Eric Phillips, Union County Economic Development Director (Photo credit: Erica Peerenboom Photography). The Union County commissioners, Jerome Township trustees, and Jonathan Alder School District board approved a 75%/10 year abatement for the AutoTool expansion.

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