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Former DOT Secretary LaHood on America's infrastructure: We are "one big pothole" -

Former US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a forceful and reasoned case for increased investment in infrastructure repair and innovation on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program

No Excuse Now - Nebraska Supreme Court Clears Way for Keystone Pipeline -

The Supreme Court of the state of Nebraska has overturned an earlier ruling that had until now held up construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Mass Government Report: “PLAs prevent cost-overruns, encourage the timely completion of projects, and avoid potential labor disputes.” -

A Massachusetts government commission released a report January 8 that concludes that public sector Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have been highly beneficial to the state.

President McGarvey Weighs in on Apprenticeship System's Merits, Challenges -

In a comprehensive interview with BNA Bloomberg's Construction Labor Report, North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey offered his perspective on the importance of skilled craft apprenticeship in America today, as well as the challenges the system faces.

North America's Building Trades Unions Urge Congress to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline -

U.S. House of Representatives set to vote on January 9th.

New England Building Trades Councils Endorse Natural Gas Pipeline Project -

The Massachusetts State Building and Construction Trades Council, the New Hampshire State Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council have endorsed a proposed Northeast Energy Direct underground natural gas pipeline.

Brightening the Holidays for Military Vets -

Over 50 needy families of military veterans will have a Merry Christmas this year thanks to the efforts of North America's Building Trades Unions, the Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment (C.H.O.I.C.E.) and Helmets to Hardhats.

Union Craft Professionals Bring I-95 Express Lanes Project in Ahead of Schedule, On Budget -

With the Interstate 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia set to open on Dec. 14, the project is being held up as a model public/private infrastructure project built with a safe, highly skilled and local unionized workforce.

President McGarvey Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -

North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, along with Chief of Staff Michael Monroe, were given the distinct honor of laying a wreath December 12 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.

Massachusetts PLA Project Meeting Diversity Goals -

Plainridge Park Casino Exceeds Goals For Diversity In Hiring, Spending

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