Posts Tagged ‘Sean McGarvey’

Jan
2015
26

Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working

Construction Union Membership Rises;
  New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that the percentage of the workforce represented by a union fell to 11.1%, down from 11.3% the previous year.  Overall, 14.6 million Americans belonged to a union in 2014.  In 1983, the union membership rate was 20.1 percent with 17.7 million workers belonging to [&hellip...;
Jul
2014
30

“When You Reason with Reasonable Republicans, They Will Support Working Family Issues.”

  Time and again the most extreme actors in the House of Representatives try to gut vital, decades-old wage protections, and time and again they are stopped. Such was the case earlier this month when 46 Republicans joined Democrats in voting against an amendment by Iowa looney bin stalwart Rep. Steve King which would have [&hellip...;
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May
2014
15

Dubious Study Claiming US Labor Shortage Fiercely Challenged by Building Trades Leader

Dubious Study Claiming US Labor Shortage Fiercely Challenged by Building Trades Leader
  The Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) of the AFL-CIO is questioning a widely circulated report from Manpower, Inc. which claims that the North American energy industry is in the throes of a workforce crisis at both the skilled labor and management levels.  The authenticity of the report’s findings are being challenged by...
Jun
2013
26

Building Trades Praise Obama Climate Plan, Say Keystone XL Concerns Already Assuaged

Building Trades Praise Obama Climate Plan, Say Keystone XL Concerns Already Assuaged
  The following statement was issued Tuesday by Sean McGarvey, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, in response to President Obama’s unveiling of his Climate Action Plan: “We commend President Obama for initiating efforts to address the issue of carbon pollution and climate change, while...