Anti-Union Assoc. Builders & Contractors Release Dubious Study Supporting WI Prevailing Wage Repeal

Anti-Union Assoc. Builders & Contractors Release Dubious Study Supporting WI Prevailing Wage Repeal

  With “Right-to-Work” in the rear view, Wisconsin Republicans are winding up to...

John Doe Documents Reveal $1.8M in Tax Credits Awarded to Prime Scott Walker Dark Money Donor

John Doe Documents Reveal $1.8M in Tax Credits Awarded to Prime Scott Walker Dark Money Donor

  A recent article from Yahoo! Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff reveals that...

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified

  Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against reconsidering its...

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

  A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge recently ruled that T-Mobile U.S. is guilty of...

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Feb
2015
19

Gas Tax? Or Just Gas? WA GOP’s Transportation Plans Could Undermine Workers, Wages, Environment

Gas Tax? Or Just Gas? WA GOP's Transportation Plans Could Undermine Workers, Wages, Environment
  In the state of Washington, a deal brokered by Republican Sen. Curtis King would raise the gas tax by eleven cents over three years while increasing fees and bond sales to raise $15 billion for the state’s transportation system.  But not everyone is convinced that the deal will actually work, as it may not [&hellip...
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Feb
2015
18

Wide-ranging Project Labor Agreement Bringing Apprenticeships, Local Jobs to L.A.’s Underserved

Wide-ranging Project Labor Agreement Bringing Apprenticeships, Local Jobs to L.A.'s Underserved
  Last week the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) held a Construction Career Recruitment and Resource Fair looking for workers to join the union ranks for over a dozen Metro construction projects, all governed by a project labor agreement (PLA).  The event was held outside of MTA headquarters and included representatives of...
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Feb
2015
18

Nevada Senate’s School Construction Prevailing Wage Exemption is “as Partisan as You Can Make It”

Nevada Senate's School Construction Prevailing Wage Exemption is
Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford   The Nevada senate has passed SB 119, a bill that exempts school districts and universities from paying the prevailing wage on construction projects.  The divisive bill passed along party lines, 11-9.  It will now be taken up by the assembly where it must pass a vote in the Assembly [&hellip...
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Feb
2015
18

37 Months and One Active Lawsuit Later, Cablevision’s CWA Techs Get Their Contract

37 Months and One Active Lawsuit Later, Cablevision's CWA Techs Get Their Contract
  Three years after voting to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Brooklyn Technicians working for Cablevision have finally reached a collective bargaining agreement with the company, ending one of the longest labor disputes in New York City.  The two-year agreement will give 262 Brooklyn technicians considerable pay raises;...
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Feb
2015
17

Paycheck Protection (nay, Paycheck Deception) Creeps Toward MO Gov’s Desk Again

  A Missouri House Subcommittee signed off on “paycheck protection” last week, which would single out certain unions and force members to give written permission for dues deduction. Those unions likely to be exempt from the bill include police, firefighters, and first responders.   Labor supporters and union members call the bill by a...
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Feb
2015
17

Fighting Illini: AG Madigan, Comptroller Munger Refuse to Implement IL Gov’s de Facto “Right-to-Work”

Fighting Illini: AG Madigan, Comptroller Munger Refuse to Implement IL Gov's de Facto
  In a legal and public relations win for workers, the Attorney General and Comptroller of Illinois announced they would not implement Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order which would have allowed those who are represented by unions at the bargaining table but are not members to stop paying ‘fair share fees’ used to offset the...
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Feb
2015
17

TODAY: Indiana Construction Unions Fight the GOP’s Wage-Slashing Sneak Attack

TODAY: Indiana Construction Unions Fight the GOP's Wage-Slashing Sneak Attack
  UPDATE: This morning’s hearing on this issue was live-tweeted by some in attendance. Below are a handful of embedded tweets offering further insight Last speaker for repeal #CommonConstructionWage up now. Worth noting: not one of the speakers was a construction business owner. — Top Notch of Indiana (@TopNotchIndiana) February...
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Feb
2015
17

NPR Highlights New Generation’s Growing Interest in Apprenticeship Over College

NPR Highlights New Generation's Growing Interest in Apprenticeship Over College
  The country’s younger millennials, those on the brink of post-secondary education, are at an important crossroads. They must decide if they are willing to stare down massive college debt while trying to obtain a four-year college degree that comes with fewer and fewer job guarantees, or whether they want to build a career using...
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Feb
2015
13

WV Compromises on Prevailing Wage Repeal While KY Shoots It (and Right-to-Work!) Down

  The prevailing wage is under attack in more than a handful of states nationwide, two of which brought their discussions to a near-term close yesterday. In Kentucky, prevailing wage repeal was shot down, as was “Right-to-Work” legislation: The panel overwhelmingly voted down Senate Bill 1, the so-called right-to-work bill...
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Feb
2015
12

Mountaineer Cheer: West Virginia’s Prevailing Wage Repeal Bill Stalls in Senate

Mountaineer Cheer: West Virginia's Prevailing Wage Repeal Bill Stalls in Senate
  The bill to repeal West Virginia’s prevailing wage law was removed from the calendar this week, allowing more time for both sides to negotiate.   The bill had been hotly contested before passing on a party line vote through the Senate Committee on Government Organization last week.  Senate Democrats then moved to have the bill [&hellip...
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Feb
2015
12

Project Labor Agreement Signed for Rochester Community College; $600,000 in Savings Expected

  A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) will govern the construction of a community college campus in Rochester, New York and ensure that local workers are manning the project.  Monroe County entered into the PLA with the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council for work on Monroe Community College’s new downtown campus.  County...
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Feb
2015
12

The Rigged Apple: Task Force Finds 133,000 New York Workers Were Misclassified in 2014

The Rigged Apple: Task Force Finds 133,000 New York Workers Were Misclassified in 2014
  In its...
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