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

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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

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

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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

Related, NYC union coalition strike deal

Construction Dive

The "historic. win-win" agreement ends a period of contentious legal action between the developer of the $25 billion Hudson Yards project and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

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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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Restoration of Chicago’s Union Station Great Hall completes

BD+C

Chicago’s Union Station Great Hall, originally designed in 1925, needed substantial repairs due to water leakage and deterioration due to flaws in the original design. The Great Hall restoration project was the most recent in a series of Union Station restoration projects that began in 2010

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Supreme Court Rules on Public Union Fees

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. . 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

Campus costs: Square foot construction prices for student unions

BD+C

A student union is an important hub of activity on any college or university campus. For university officials, student unions are an important recruiting tool. . Given their importance, student unions are becoming more modern and amenities-driven.

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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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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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BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes major blow to unions

Construction Dive

The decision in Janus will change how public-sector unions work, but it also will have implications for private-sector labor issues, experts say

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

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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.

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Letter: Unions Are Path to Middle-Class Security

ENR Construction

On behalf of the 1,300 apprentices who have entered our program in the 15 years that I have been the apprentice coordinator, I would like to thank you for your article in support of union apprenticeship programs

White House Hopefuls Make Pitches to Construction Unions

ENR Construction

As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer, many Democratic hopefuls are beginning to seek construction unions’ support

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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Prosecutions of Union Officials in 2018 Unmasked Theft, Embezzlement

ENR Construction

A boilermakers union official had a taste for luxury goods, but most of the stealing was small-scale

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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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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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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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Ford outlines union hiring plan for $740M Detroit construction

Construction Dive

The automobile giant's officials expressed concern that the company might not be able to meet Detroit's 51% local-hire requirement given the labor shortage

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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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

Carpenters union, Related strike deal for Hudson Yards

Construction Dive

The developer of the $25 billion project in Manhattan said the agreement secures millions of man-hours for the New York City District Council of Carpenters, at rates that are up to 10.5% lower than the prevailing wage rate

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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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

citizenM Union Square to break ground in San Francisco this week

BD+C

CitizenM San Francisco Union Square, a 12-story building located at 72 Ellis Street, will be the first of three locations in the Bay Area citizenM is set to break ground on its first California hotel this week.

Metra Union Pacific/West Commuter Railroad Station

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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

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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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

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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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

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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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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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.

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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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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