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Ex Vice President of ABC Government Affairs to be US DOL Cheif

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:00am Written by admin

The president has cultivated a relationship with the building trades unions. But early hires at the Department of Labor are opponents of wage standards for construction contracts.

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Construction Wage Rollback Bill Lands in Senate

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:52pm Written by admin

By Tyrone Richardson
January 25, 2017

Construction businesses would be allowed to trim wages on federally funded infrastructure projects under a bill Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced Jan. 24, he said during a Senate hearing.

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Sources: Trump labor pick Andrew Puzder has voiced second thoughts about nomination

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:30pm Written by admin

Andy Puzder is the CEO of the company that owns the Hardees and Carl's Jr. fast food chains.

"He may be bailing," said a Republican source plugged into the Trump transition effort. "He is not into the pounding he is taking, and the paperwork."

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Union members say lawmakers launching ‘attack on the working people’

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:19pm Written by admin

BY JOHN CHEVES AND JACK BRAMMER
jcheves@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT 

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Kentucky Republicans Pass Right-To-Work, Dropping The Hammer On Unions

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:02pm Written by admin

In a major setback for labor, the GOP also repealed the state’s prevailing wage law.

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Kentucky Republicans Poised To Pass Right-To-Work Law, Delivering Blow To Unions

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 2:52pm Written by admin

The election of Gov. Matt Bevin (R) in 2015 and a GOP takeover of the state legislature in November paved the way for the approval of right-to-work legislation in Kentucky.

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Get Out To Vote

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:06am Written by admin

Union members who don't vote elect anti-union officials. Thanks to our many members who continue to show the importance of voting in the upcoming election!

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Indiana Interim Study Committee Reviews Payroll Fraud Issue

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 3:33pm Written by admin

Yesterday the Indiana Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor heard testimony from construction contractors on the issue of

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2015 Omnibus Bill Includes Delay on ‘Cadillac Tax’ So Families with Healthcare in US are Protected for Now

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:58am Written by admin

Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) and participants in other employer sponsored health care plans in the U.S. can rest a little easier now that implementation of the “Cadillac tax” on those benefits has been delayed until 2020.

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