Posts Tagged ‘local hire’

Dec
2013
2

Construction Unions Challenge Kroger’s Out-of-State Hiring Approach in WV

Construction Unions Challenge Kroger's Out-of-State Hiring Approach in WV
  In West Virginia, the Affiliated Construction Trades Foundation (ACT) has stepped up its criticism of Kroger grocery stores for not committing to hiring local union workers on construction projects.  Kroger currently operates 41 stores in the West Virginia region and plans on spending $200 million annually for the next half decade to make...
Oct
2013
14

Important Worker Stipulations Approved as SD Convention Center Clears Final Hurdle

Important Worker Stipulations Approved as SD Convention Center Clears Final Hurdle
  The $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center has cleared its final hurdle, gaining approval from the California Coastal Commission.  The expansion will provide an additional 740,000 square feet of convention space and be used to lure larger gatherings that had been skipping San Diego because of convention center...
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Oct
2013
9

PLA, Local Jobs Needed in Exchange for Large-Scale Construction Incentives, Unions Say

  With the announcement that the first of four construction phases will be completed  Milwaukee based G.C. Schmidt Inc. and local trades unions are hoping to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to get quality workers on the the new $450 million Northwestern Mutual tower in Milwaukee. The project will rise 32 stories above the [&hellip...
Oct
2013
9

Local Hire, Apprenticeship, Immigration Top Long Island Labor Federation’s Agenda

  The Long Island Federation of Labor is stepping up its political game in order to better serve the 250,000-plus union members who currently reside on Long Island.  Local hire, immigration and development are among the chief issues on the organization’s agenda.   Also in play is the Nassau County Executive election which came down...
Sep
2013
16

New London Paper Disses Responsible Contractor Law, City’s Mayor Pens Persuasive, Pro-Union Response

New London Paper Disses Responsible Contractor Law, City's Mayor Pens Persuasive, Pro-Union Response
  After the City of New London, CT passed a responsible contractor law, local newspaper The Day used their platform to call out what they perceived as “political favoritism” toward unions.  What ensued was a fair, well conceived response from New London’s Mayor, Daryl Finizio, in which he provides details of how union labor...
Aug
2013
7

Despite Unemployment Rising in 54 of 55 WV Counties in June, Marriott Contractors are Employing Out-of-State Construction Workers

Despite Unemployment Rising in 54 of 55 WV Counties in June, Marriott Contractors are Employing Out-of-State Construction Workers
  In Charleston, West Virginia, construction of a new Courtyard Marriott is employing non-union, out-of-state workers and project developers are making it next to impossible for union contractors to bid on the work. Meanwhile, a half mile down the road, the construction of a Ramada Inn is being done by an exclusively union workforce.  The...
Jul
2013
29

With SCOTUS’ Attack on Minority Rights Ongoing, Rochester Paper Thinks PLAs Could Protect Diversity

  An opinion piece in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle highlights the positive impact Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have had on the city and its minority workforce.  It also compliments the transparency that has surrounded these contracts at the behest of Mayor Thomas Richards.   Language in the agreements that mandates hiring of...
Jun
2013
17

Shhhhhhhh-ame! Building Trades Hold Silent Protest to Oppose Out-of-State Hiring at NY Mall

Shhhhhhhh-ame! Building Trades Hold Silent Protest to Oppose Out-of-State Hiring at NY Mall
  Last week, several hundred union workers held a silent protest at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, to help inform the public about out-of-state workers being used on a multi-million dollar renovation.   The workers wore bright yellow T-shirts which read, “Shame on you Palisades Mall” on the front and, “For hiring [&hellip...
Jun
2013
6

Napa Environmentalists Pen Pro-Labor Op-Ed Ahead of Pipeline Project

Napa Environmentalists Pen Pro-Labor Op-Ed Ahead of Pipeline Project
  While environmentalists clash with everyone and their mother over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, another pipe project in an even more traditionally pro-environment area, Napa County, California, is enjoying a different experience. The new Napa Pipe, a 154-acre mixed use project which received unanimous support from county...
Feb
2012
7

3PM TODAY: IUPAT DC35 Holding Rally at Copley Marriott in Boston Over Unfair Wages, Out-of-State Labor

3PM TODAY: IUPAT DC35 Holding Rally at Copley Marriott in Boston Over Unfair Wages, Out-of-State Labor
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 35 in Massachusetts is planning an action today at 3PM to highlight the importance of workers’ rights and local hire at the Copley Marriott. The South End Patch recently reported on the troubles workers are facing at the site and what government is doing to [&hellip...
Jan
2012
23

Niagara Falls Building Trades Rally For Local Hire

Niagara Falls Building Trades Rally For Local Hire
Over 300 union members, organized by the Niagara County Building Trades, gathered around a Niagara Falls manufacturing site to protest Quebec-based company Norampac’s hiring practices. The company is building a $430 million linerboard manufacturing facility and has received $100 million in tax credits, $60 million of which came from New...
Dec
2011
11

San Diego School Board: “Non-Union Contractors Have Done Very Well” Under the District’s PLA

Of all the inflated gripes that that big contractor lobbies, such as the Associated Building and Contractors (ABC), hurl at Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), the most divisive and erroneous is that PLAs cut non-union contractors and non-union workers out of large-scale, public construction projects. This claim has been refuted time and again by the...