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Iron Workers Introduce Maternity Leave

A union that represents workers in bridge construction and other building trades is looking to make paid maternity leave standard practice in an industry that often eschews the benefit.


Davis-Bacon Wage Provisions Face Challenges

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate and currently under consideration by the Environment and Public Works Committee would remove prevailing wage restrictions from many transportation projec...


NYC Construction Bills Spark Debate

New legislation in New York City has the construction industry divided, and a new state report reveals what regulators call "alarming trends" related to worker fatalities.


Boeing Paint Firm to Close Plant, Dismiss 200

A painting subcontractor providing services to The Boeing Company will lay off nearly 200 workers early next year when its contract with the multinational aerospace corporation expires.


App Made to Help Report Wage Theft

A new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among immigrant workers was introduced last month by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New York-based day labor wo...


NJ Transportation Work Stoppage Rolls On

More than six weeks after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered a shutdown of state road and bridge projects, he is asking state officials to free up funds for emergency road and rail w...


Union Painters Spruce Up Communities

A labor union representing painters and other members of the construction industry joined together to give back to the community this past weekend.


Lead Paint Complaint Halts Shipyard Job

The confirmed presence of lead paint in a Wisconsin shipyard has halted all work on one vessel while removal of the source is underway.


Workers Walk Out in Korean Shipyards

South Korea’s troubled shipyards are dealing with yet another blow: striking workers.


Apple Shifts Stance on Felony Offenders

CUPERTINO, CA—Saying it "may have excluded some people who deserve a second chance,” the world's richest company has reversed course on a controversial policy that had blocked some construct...


Labor Plays Ball to Get Stadium

Union construction crews have agreed to work around the clock without overtime to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis if the project goes forward.


Now, a Crew You Could Take Home to Mom

No caffeine, no nicotine and no swearing. New Year’s resolutions? Maybe, but they are also the ground rules for construction workers building a new Mormon temple in Philadelphia.


Report: World Cup Push Risks Workers

Workers' safety and lives are being sacrificed to Qatar's dash to build infrastructure and venues in time for the 2022 World Cup, an international labor group charges.


IUPAT Unanimously Elects New Leader

For the first time in more than a decade, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades has a new president.


GM to Invest $600M in KS Paint Shop

General Motors has announced plans to spend $600 million on a brand-new paint shop, including new technology and environmental enhancements.


 
 
   

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