Posts Tagged ‘Chaz Bolte’

Apr
2013
24

Married NY Couple Underpaid Workers $28,000, Charged With 20 Felonies

A married New York couple has been accused of failing to pay prevailing wages on a project their company completed in 2010 for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Romeo Warren, 45, and Lavern Glave, 46, of Middletown, underpaid their workers by more than $28,000 while performing work on the [&hellip...
Apr
2013
24

ABC Waterproofer and Contractor With History of Violations Responsible for Death of Two in Tennessee

ABC Waterproofer and Contractor With History of Violations Responsible for Death of Two in Tennessee
Two workers were killed and another injured when a 25-foot wall collapsed in Hendersonville, TN on April 18th. The Tennessee Division of Occupational Safety and Health is now investigating the incident which The Tennessean describes: The accident killed Joel Pineda Muniz, 24, of Nashville, and Bethpage resident Jose P. Velasco-Sanagustin, 37. A...
advert
Apr
2013
19

MO Building Trades Elect First Female President; KY Building Trades Pres. Named State Secretary of Labor

MO Building Trades Elect First Female President; KY Building Trades Pres. Named State Secretary of Labor
MISSOURI State Senator Gina Walsh has been unanimously elected the new President of the Missouri State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO. She becomes the first women to hold the position. She currently also serves as the Minority Caucus Secretary in the state senate.  Missouri has recently become a hotbed in the war on workers...
Apr
2013
19

CGI Joins With Conference of Mayors to Promote Infrastructure Investment

In their continued efforts to promote investment in infrastructure, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has announced their new Infrastructure Financing for Cities Taskforce (IFC Taskforce) which will help cities fund projects to create jobs across the nation. The IFC Taskforce is a joint effort of the Clinton Global Initiative and the United...
Apr
2013
19

AFT Report Highlights Hedge Fund Managers Who Secretely Work to Undermine Pensions

AFT Report Highlights Hedge Fund Managers Who Secretely Work to Undermine Pensions
A new report from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) lists 34 executives at hedge funds and investment firms who help make contributions to or are leaders of organizations with a negative view on traditional pensions. In naming these executives the union is hoping to persuade other unions to stop investing the flow of pension [&hellip...
Apr
2013
17

Washington State Coal Export Facility PLA Will Create 1,350 Jobs, $70M in Wages, $5M in Tax Revenue

Washington State Coal Export Facility PLA Will Create 1,350 Jobs, $70M in Wages, $5M in Tax Revenue
Construction of a new coal export facility in Washington state will be done under a community-friendly Project Labor Agreement (PLA) entered into between the Australian-based Millennium Bulk Terminals and the Longview/Kelso Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC). The new facility is expected to support 1,350 direct jobs, create $70...
Apr
2013
17

Big Bank Mortgage “Settlement” is a Disgrace, Will Deliver Less Than $1,000 to a Majority of Victims

Big Bank Mortgage
As the details of the OCC mortgage settlement come out, one thing remains torturously clear: those who lost their homes due to improper practices are unlikely to receive proper severance for their mistreatment. Between 2009 and 2010, nearly 3.9 million households saw their properties foreclosed upon by the nation’s 11 leading financial...
Apr
2013
17

Texas Continues Its Surprising Leadership Role on Bipartisan Employee Misclassification Reform

In Texas, testimony was heard on behalf of SB 676, a bipartisan bill that aims to crack down on employee misclassification in the Lone Star State. Filed by Republican State Senator John Carona, the bill is garnering support from business groups, labor groups, and concerned politicians alike. Testifying at the hearing were Rick Levy of [&hellip...
Apr
2013
17

Overlooked U.S.-to-Canada Bridge Approved by Obama, Expected to Create 20,000 Jobs

Overlooked U.S.-to-Canada Bridge Approved by Obama, Expected to Create 20,000 Jobs
Another crucial step has been taken in the quest to build a bridge from Detroit to Windsor, Canada. The U.S. State Department has announced a presidential permit to the state of Michigan to accomplish this, signaling the final go-ahead before construction can begin. Construction of the long desired bridge has largely been held hostage by [&hellip...
Apr
2013
16

Insulators are Among Seven Unions Pulling $1B in Pension Funds from Royal Bank of Canada Over Outsourcing Scandal

Seven unions in Canada have announced that they will pull over $1 billion in pension funds from Royal Bank of Canada Investor Services if their parent company proceeds with a plan to outsource information technology jobs. In a letter sent to Royal Bank of Canada, representatives of the B.C. Insulators Union announced their intentions. The [&hellip...
Apr
2013
16

CEO Supplies Resounding Endorsement of California’s SB7, the Pro-Prevailing Wage Bill

CEO Supplies Resounding Endorsement of California's SB7, the Pro-Prevailing Wage Bill
In California, Senate Bill 7 looks to end the practice of charter cities skirting prevailing wage requirements by making funds for public works projects available only if a city has a policy of requiring contractors to comply with the state’s prevailing wage law. The common wisdom might indicate that labor would support the measure and...
Apr
2013
16

Symbolic Anti-NLRB Bill Shows the True Desire of the House GOP: A United States Without Labor Laws

Symbolic Anti-NLRB Bill Shows the True Desire of the House GOP: A United States Without Labor Laws
In a 219-210 vote, House Republican leadership pushed through H.R. 1120, a bill that would effectively end the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The bill will not be voted on by the Senate and is therefore only symbolic. H.R. 1120 has been a priority of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and is a clear indication [&hellip...