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Weekly Poll (11)


The Department of Labor is currently seeking applications for its annual Susan Harwood Training Grants program, which funds worker-safety training conducted by nonprofits like employer associations and unions. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has discussed eliminating this program in the future. Should the Harwood Grants go?


The Iron Workers union recently announced the introduction of a paid maternity-leave benefit for its members. Should more employers in the American construction and infrastructure industries follow suit?


Several lawmakers have introduced legislation to limit or repeal the Davis-Bacon Act, which ties wages on construction projects to a “prevailing wage” for the type of work being done and the area it’s being done in. Is this a good or bad idea?


A recent survey found that less than 10 percent of Millennials are interested in working in construction, retail or manufacturing careers. What would help the construction industry attract these workers?


Indiana has scrapped its 80-year-old system for setting minimum wages on major public-works projects. What do you say?


A new U.S. Executive Order will require bidders for major federal contracts to report recent wage, safety or other labor law violations. Good idea or bad idea?


Employers report difficulty in finding skilled workers at all levels. Do you think good help is hard to find these days?


On Labor Day, did you honestly give much thought to the holiday’s meaning (honoring workers and labor)?


What does Labor Day mean to you?


How do you expect the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) to affect your business next year?


The NFL’s referees have been locked out while they negotiate an agreement. What do you think should happen?


 
 
   

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