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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mark Coles, Executive Director - C.H.O.I.C.E. -

Mark Coles, the Executive Director of the new Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment (C.H.O.I.C.E.), was the subject of an interview with "Center Maryland."

Apprenticeship Programs: Evolving to Succeed in the 21st Century -

(This article is being re-posted here with permission from the Kansas City Labor Beacon)

Editorial FAIL - Wall Street Journal Ed Board Apparently Doesn't Read Its Own Paper -

The Wall Street Journal published and editorial insinuating that a government bailout was in the works for the multiemployer pension community.  Unfortunately, it's not true, and what's more, the Journal even reported as much two months ago.

Southern Company Praise for Union Craft Workers -

Southern Company officials give a tip of the hat to union skilled craft professionals for exemplary work in Alabama.

President McGarvey joins President Bill Clinton to Announce $10 billion in Infrastructure Investments -

The American Labor Movement steps up to help re-build America's infrastructure

The Economic Benefits of "Temporary" Jobs -

During the course of the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents of the project have been dismissive of the jobs associated with the construction of KXL because those jobs are "temporary" - failing to understand that all construction jobs are temporary by definition. They also fail to understand the significant economic benefits that can accure to a local area as a result of such jobs.  

Union Crafts, PLA Contribute to "On Schedule, On Budget" Status for Plant Vogtle Expansion -

Georgia Power Company executives testify that Plant Vogtle is proceeding exactly as planned.

President McGarvey Addresses CBTU Convention -

North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey was welcomed as a featured speaker at the International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) on May 23 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Building Trades Call for Immediate Action on Infrastructure -

May 15 rally urges federal investments in repairing and modernizing America's infrastructure

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