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Keynote Address for the 69th Constitutional Convention of North America's Building Trades Unions Read More

“Value@Work - Partnerships for Growth in North America” Theme Emphasizes Strategic Approach Toward Businesses, Industries, and Local Communities

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A lot has been written about the efforts to repeal Michigan's prevailing wage statute.  But until now, nobody has done as good a job as Eric Anders in lifting the veil away from the purposeful and shameful deceit that is at the heart of these efforts in a piece he wrote for the Midalnd (MI) Daily News.

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A Project Labor Agreement used on a US Department of Defense project in Maine is drawing praise for saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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As an effort continues to eradicate Michigan's state prevailing wage law, union millwright Ingird Young took to the pages of the Detroit News to share her story of how earning a prevailing wage is enabling her to re-build a neighborhood.

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WASHINGTON -- Carhartt, America's premium work wear brand since 1889, today, donated $100,000 to Helmets to Hardhats, a nonprofit program designed to help active-duty military service members National Guard, reservists and veterans successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the building and trade industry. The company has committed to donating $100,000 annually to support the organization's mission to train transitioning vets for careers in the trades.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published a column by conservative columnist Steven Greenhut criticizing several California State Building and Construction Trades Council-sponsored bills to encourage project labor agreements on school construction projects. Council President Robbie Hunter submitted a scathing response to the newspaper, pointing out the flaws in the column and the merits of those bills.

Here is the Steven Greenhut column, followed by President Hunter’s response.

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Dale Belman, a professor in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations & Department of Economics at Michigan State University, offers a compelling defense of prevailing wage laws.

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The rush to repeal state prevailing wage statutes has some people wondering if our nation's governing elite sincerely believe that hard-working Americans are simply living too well.

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In his monthly column for the Building Trades News, Ron Miller - Executive Secretary of the Los Angeles/Orange County Building Trades Council - compares and contrasts the approach to career training and education taken by Starbucks and North America's Building Trades Unions...

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