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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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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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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Civilized Unions

Green Industry Professionals

Editor's Commentary - Should Landscaping Workers be Unionized

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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How Navillus’ Owner Disentangled From a Non-Union Firm

ENR Construction

A thriving open shop company in New York City no longer has ties to the owner of union contractor Navillus

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

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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How Navillus’ Owner Disentangled From a Non-Union Firm

ENR Construction

A thriving open shop company in New York City, Trident General Contracting, no longer has ties to the owner of union contractor Navillus

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Landscape/Hardscape Urban Design: University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union Redevelopment

ENR Construction

Memorial Union is one of the most beloved historic buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus

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

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

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

ENR Construction

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

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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

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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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

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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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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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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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.

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

Details emerge of prevailing wage deal between union, NYC on housing projects

Construction Dive

This revelation echoes a proposal currently on the table that would require prevailing wages on many city construction projects receiving financial assistance from a local agency

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Ontario Eyes 'Loophole' in Bid to Open Public Works to Non-Union

ENR Construction

Unions counter the move is a safety risk

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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 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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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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