Posts Tagged ‘ironworkers’

Apr
2016
21

Massive SoCal Prevailing Wage Underpayment Scheme Comes to Light with Ironworkers’ Help

Massive SoCal Prevailing Wage Underpayment Scheme Comes to Light with Ironworkers' Help
  In California, five defendants have been charged with multiple crimes stemming from their plan to commit insurance fraud and avoid paying prevailing wages on public works projects.  Together, the group defrauded the state of $635,000. For their role in the plan the SoCal criminals have been charged with 32 counts of taking and receiving…
Sep
2015
29

St. Louis Ironworkers’ Gesture for Young Cancer Patient Spurs Union to Raise $10,000 for Family

St. Louis Ironworkers' Gesture for Young Cancer Patient Spurs Union to Raise $10,000 for Family
  It began with two construction workers waving to a two-year-old cancer patient, isolated in a Children’s Hospital room. Then one day, they took a few seconds to write “get well soon” on a steel beam they were placing on a new construction opposite her window.  A friendship was sparked. The pair of Ironworkers Local…
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Sep
2015
1

St. Paul Ironworkers Pay for New Apprenticeship Facility By Twice Doubling Their Own Union Dues

St. Paul Ironworkers Pay for New Apprenticeship Facility By Twice Doubling Their Own Union Dues
  In St. Paul, Minnesota, Ironworkers Local 512 recently celebrated the opening of their new apprenticeship training center.  The 18,000 square foot facility cost $3.1 million to build and was paid for by members who voted twice to raise their own dues to make the project possible.  Business manager Charlie Roberts, for whom the facility…
Jul
2014
17

In Convention Resolution, NJ Building Trades Urge Senate Pres. Sweeney to Run for Governor

In Convention Resolution, NJ Building Trades Urge Senate Pres. Sweeney to Run for Governor
  The New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council (NJBCTC) has passed a unanimous resolution urging NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney to run for governor.  The decision came during the 150,000 member organization’s convention in Atlantic City.   The next gubernatorial race is scheduled for 2017 but is likely to occur earlier…
May
2014
12

Ironworkers Lead Construction Union Contingent in Rally to Boost Fair Trade, End Fast-Track

Ironworkers Lead Construction Union Contingent in Rally to Boost Fair Trade, End Fast-Track
  This is a guest post by Jennifer Badgley… Angel J. Dominguez, General Organizer of the Ironworkers International Union, and a group of young DC-area ironworkers joined more than 1,000 working family advocates and allies at a rally near the U.S. Capitol last week in opposition to fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and…
Apr
2014
16

Iron Workers Union Providing Scholarships for Women to Attend Annual Construction Conference

  The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers have announced a scholarship fund that will help female iron workers attend the leading conference on women in the building trades.  This year a total of 26 scholarships — which will cover the costs of attending the Fourth Annual Women…