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DOL Apprenticeship Stirs Contractor Debate

The United States Department of Labor’s deadline for formal comments regarding a proposal to exempt the construction industry and the military from creating Industry-Recognized Apprenticeshi...


DOL Recovers $6M in Unpaid Construction Wages

In a press release issued by the office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a joint investigation between the New York State Department of Labor and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Construct...


Contractors Group Sues MN School Over PLAs

The Minnesota/North Dakota chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors is suing a Minneapolis school district over what it says are unconstitutional project labor agreements.


Related, NYC Trades Council Reach Work Deal

After little over a year of back-and-forth, developer Related Cos. and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York have struck a deal that should end the slew of media w...


Union, Developer Strike NYC Hudson Yards Deal

A construction agreement that was initially announced in August has finally been agreed upon, according to the New York City District Council of Carpenters.


Hudson Yards Reaches Agreement with Carpenters

The developer of the highly touted Hudson Yards project in New York City, The Related Cos., announced last week that it has reached a labor agreement with the New York City District Council ...


DOL Rolls Back Union 'Persuader Rule'

The U.S. Department of Labor announced early last week that it has officially rescinded the Obama-era 2016 Persuader Rule, which was an extension of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclo...


DOL Rescinds Union 'Persuader Rule'

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that it has officially rescinded the Obama-era 2016 Persuader Rule, which was an extension of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.


Another Lawsuit Surround NYC Hudson Yards

A group of unions recently added to a batch of lawsuits in New York City surrounding development firm Related and its Hudson Yards project.


Labor Unions Join Forces for Immigrant Workers

Several labor unions recently announced that they are banding together to form a campaign that’s aiming to save workers of Temporary Protected Status from deportation.


Union, Shipyard Agree to Contract

Union workers at United States’ largest shipyard voted Thursday to approve a new contract, increasing wages and pensions and keeping health care costs for workers in check, but closing the c...


ABC, NAHB Throw Support Behind New DOL Head

The new Department of Labor Secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, was confirmed Friday (April 28) with a 60-38 vote, marking the fourth time Acosta has been confirmed for an executive-brand positi...


Painters Union Takes Part in Community Day

Last week, members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades gave back to their communities as part of the union's Community Day of Action.


Painters’ Union Holds Day to Give Back

Members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades took time to give back to their communities throughout the U.S. and Canada last weekend as part of the union’s Community Day ...


Long-Delayed UK Nuclear Project May Face Strike

Just weeks after the first concrete was poured on the site of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, in Somerset, England, a labor disagreement is threatening to stop work on the 1...


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.


Trade Group Offers Maternity-Leave Benefits

Paid maternity leave is practically unheard of in the building trades; however, the Iron Workers and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperation Trust say they are on a mission ...


Contractor CEO Gets Prison for Union Theft

A Washington, D.C. area builder will serve more than five years behind bars for his involvement in a scheme to steal more than $1.7 million from a labor union, authorities have announced.


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.


Safety Bills Divide Workers in New York

A set of 21 bills aimed at increasing construction jobsite safety and a report revealing a crisis in rising construction fatalities in New York are fueling debate in the construction industr...


Painters' Union Debuts Wage App

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, labor worker centers and others groups have joined together to develop a new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among imm...


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...


UK ‘Blacklist’ Investigation Not Over

Months after contractors agreed to pay millions in settlements related to the case, the U.K. government is reopening the file on the alleged blacklisting of thousands of construction workers...


NYC Site Safety Backlog Questioned

The president of a safety-management company in New York City says a lack of site safety managers is slowing construction in that city—and he’s pointing the finger at the city’s Department o...


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...


Final UK Blacklist Cases Settled

Eight contractors implicated in a blacklisting scheme in the U.K. will pay a total of £75 million (about $108.2 million) in compensation and legal fees, according to media reports.


‘Blacklisted’ Construction Workers Settle

More than 400 construction workers and union members who were blacklisted and denied work on building projects have settled an ongoing High Court case involving major UK builders.


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.


UK Contractors Apologize for Blacklist

Eight of the biggest construction firms in the U.K. have issued an “unprecedented” apology to thousands of workers who were blacklisted and denied work on building projects.


Apple Project Faces Lien, Labor Issues

Technology giant Apple Inc. has recently come under fire for allegedly failing to pay a contractor millions of dollars and for its hiring practices related to a new store under construction ...


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...


Apple Reverses Ban on Offenders

CUPERTINO, CA—Construction workers with recent felonies on their records may now be able to help build Apple Inc.’s $5 billion campus in California.


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.


Unions Ok 24-Hour Stadium Construction

Construction unions in St. Louis have agreed to work around the clock, five days a week, without overtime to build a new NFL stadium for the St. Louis Rams if the team and league bless the d...


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.


Worker Abuse Alleged at World Cup Site

As Qatar races to construct projects needed to host the world’s most popular sports tournament in 2022, the small Gulf state faces disturbing allegations regarding its treatment of millions ...


Worker Strike Jeopardizes NYC Projects

Major construction projects in New York City and New Jersey, including work at the World Trade Center site, could soon be halted, as a strike by union carpenters drags into a second week.


Painters’ Union Names New President

A one-time floor covering installer apprentice is the new leader of the 160,000-member International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.


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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