Posts Tagged ‘take action construction’

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...
Aug
2013
5

Construction Sector Recovery Seen as Regional, in Keeping with Overall Private Sector Trends

Construction Sector Recovery Seen as Regional, in Keeping with Overall Private Sector Trends
  Numbers released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) show that construction jobs grew in 185 of 339 metropolitan areas between May of 2012 and May of 2013. In 115 other metropolitan areas numbers decreased and in 39 others they remained stagnant, according to AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, “It appears that the...
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Aug
2013
2

Ohio School District Trying to Get Back PLAs It Voted Away

Ohio School District Trying to Get Back PLAs It Voted Away
  Now, these are our kind of flip-flops. The ongoing saga surrounding the use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for construction in the Lorain School District of Northeast Ohio has taken a turn for the worker-friendly with the school district asking to go back to the original plan of using PLAs. This, in response ...
Jul
2013
31

MI Building Trades Go Big With “Pennies for Power” Donation

  The Lansing Board of Water & Light has a program called “Pennies for Power” which allows customers and members of the community to donate money to helping less fortunate members of the community pay their bills.  According to the program’s website, this is usually done by customers rounding up their bill to the nearest ...