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Friday, July 31, 2015


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  • Carhartt Donates $100,000 to Helmets to Hardhats to Help Transitioning Military Service Members Find Meaningful Civilian Careers - 7/29/2015

    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.
  • CA Newspaper Column Criticizes PLAs; State Building Trades President Robbie Hunter Responds - 7/29/2015

    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.
  • Dr. Dale Belman: Prevailing wage doesn’t cost taxpayers, it protects them - 7/15/2015

    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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Building Bridges Over the Political Divide

The 2015 Legislative Conference


The Mark H. Ayers Community Achievement Award

The Mark H. Ayers Community Achievement Award


Video Greetings from Cal Dooley - President & CEO; American Chemistry Council

Video Greetings from Cal Dooley - President & CEO; American Chemistry Council

President's Blog

President McGarvey

Jul 8, 2015

Why The Disdain for American Blue Collar Workers?

American political and media elites and their disdain for blue-collar workers.

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