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Monday, September 1, 2014

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Labor Day 2014 -

A Labor Day Message from Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions:

New Study Confirms Value of Prevailing Wage Laws -

A new, comprehensive study by researchers at the University of Missouri - Kansas City confirms the economic value associated with prevailing wage laws, while also debunking the claims that repeal of such laws will save taxpayers money.

Houston Gulf Coast Building Trades Honored by Muscular Dystrophy Association -

The Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council has been selected as the recipient of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Ambassador of Hope Award.

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.  

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