Archive for the ‘LOCAL HIRE’ Category

Apr
2013
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Michigan Building Trades, Nurses Protest Out-of-Town Hiring by Borgess Health

Michigan Building Trades, Nurses Protest Out-of-Town Hiring by Borgess Health
When Borgess Health announced that they would be building a new $26 million Ambulatory Care Facility last fall, local workers expected to fill a majority of the 500 construction jobs the project would create. But when construction began this year, tradesmen and women from the area found themselves on the outside of the job site [&hellip...
Mar
2013
6

Natural Gas Boom Brings Thousands of Jobs to Ohio, but Ohioans Aren’t Getting Them…

Natural Gas Boom Brings Thousands of Jobs to Ohio, but Ohioans Aren't Getting Them...
The opening of the Marcellus and Utica Shale for natural gas drilling has brought a wave of business to Ohio that was expected to create jobs for local residents. While some Ohioans have found work in this booming industry many have simply seen the jobs they are qualified for go to out of state workers. [&hellip...
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Jan
2013
24

As Shale Gas Work Comes to Mahoning County, Building Trades Look to Ensure Mahoning Workers Get the Jobs it Brings

As Shale Gas Work Comes to Mahoning County, Building Trades Look to Ensure Mahoning Workers Get the Jobs it Brings
In Mahoning County, Ohio, members of the building trades may have made inroads towards getting work on a new Hickory Bend cryogenic plant slated for Springfield Township. The $300 million project will help ship natural gas collected from the region’s Utica Shale by shipping “wet” gas via truck and sending “dry” gas...
Dec
2012
7

REPORT: By Ignoring Local Hiring Ordinance, D.C. is Shipping $386M in Wages to the Suburbs

REPORT: By Ignoring Local Hiring Ordinance, D.C. is Shipping $386M in Wages to the Suburbs
According to a new report from Good Jobs First, the building boom in the District of Columbia is not producing jobs for local residents despite recently strengthened local hiring ordinances. Taxation Without Employment: The Case for the District’s Strong Local Hiring Rules details how a failure to implement policy has left many qualified...
Dec
2012
3

KY’s “Construction Pipeline” Is a Model for Boosting Diversity, Apprenticeship

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Across the nation, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and other construction trade unions have been putting contracts in place that mandate diversity in the ranks. In Kentucky, “The Construction Pipeline” is being viewed as a national model for other regions to follow. According to Local 369 Joint Apprentice...
Nov
2012
26

With Propositions Z and S, California Has Written the Blueprint for Defending PLAs and Funding Quality School Construction

With Propositions Z and S, California Has Written the Blueprint for Defending PLAs and Funding Quality School Construction
Of the $11 billion in construction bonds approved in California this November, the largest portion by far came from the $2.8 billion property tax measure (Proposition Z) to finance current and future facility needs for the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). It is also one of the largest projects in the region to include [&hellip...
Nov
2012
26

New Prevailing Wage Video Creeps Toward 2,000 Views, Features We Party Patriots Screen Shot

New Prevailing Wage Video Creeps Toward 2,000 Views, Features We Party Patriots Screen Shot
Look, we’re not trying to fool anybody. We know full well that some of the topics we like to focus on here don’t exactly fall under the “sexy” category. There aren’t any celeb sightings or Petraeus pics. Heck, we hardly cover elections. But the issues that are most often overlooked — prevailing wage, employee...
Nov
2012
21

Baltimore Floats Local Hiring Ordinance but Skepticism About Its Language Abounds

Baltimore Floats Local Hiring Ordinance but Skepticism About Its Language Abounds
Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young is pushing a bill that would require a publicly funded project to hire 51 percent of its workforce from within city limits. Introduced on Monday, this local hiring mandate would pertain to any business which received a contract of $300,000 or higher from the city and any project...
Nov
2012
14

Connecticut LiUNA! Members Protest Harbor Developer’s Shipping in of 400 Texas Workers

Connecticut LiUNA! Members Protest Harbor Developer's Shipping in of 400 Texas Workers
Last weekend, nearly 70 unemployed union construction workers protested the use of 400 out-of-state workers on Stamford’s $3.5 billion, 80-acre Harbor Point project. The Connecticut Laborers District Council (LiUNA!) object to Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology bringing in workers from Texas when so many Connecticut workers...
Nov
2012
12

Chinese Guest Worker Program Rebuked by Government, but China’s Influence on Canadian Coal is Inevitable

Canadian coal companies are avoiding paying prevailing wages with a move similar to the H-2B visa abuse we have witnessed from tech companies in the U.S. In both countries visas are granted to companies which allege to be unable to find qualified native workers and in both scenarios worker representatives dispute the worker shotage. The [&hellip...
Nov
2012
12

San Diego Convention Center Expansion Set to Move Forward Following Inclusion of Local Hire, Veteran Subcontracting Stipulations

San Diego Convention Center Expansion Set to Move Forward Following Inclusion of Local Hire, Veteran Subcontracting Stipulations
Labor unions have agreed to drop their legal opposition to the planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center after prime contractor Clark/Hunt agreed to a labor agreement that will “ensure consistent benefits for both union and non-union subcontractors.” Unions were concerned that local workers would not be able to work on the...
Nov
2012
12

AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust Breaks Ground on $45M, 280-Unit Complex in St. Louis

AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust Breaks Ground on $45M, 280-Unit Complex in St. Louis
A creative approach to creating union construction jobs is paying off for the construction trades in Missouri. The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust is using pension funds to build its “crown jewel project,” Cortona at Forest Park Apartments. This $45 million project will be a five-story, 280-unit, multi-family complex that includes...