January 26, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco
New York, NY - Organized labor is still struggling to make a comeback in the United States, according a newly issued report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
January 21, 2015
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher
Washington, DC -- LeDaya Epps, one of First Lady Michelle Obama's guests at last night's State of the Union address, was given an opportunity to enroll in an apprenticeship-readiness program sponsored by the Los Angeles and Orange County Building Trades Council. As a single mother caring for three children, finding meaningful employment was paramount.
January 20, 2015
By Sherrod Brown
Cleveland, OH—The infrastructure that helped create America’s middle class is crumbling, while Republicans continue to block funding for high speed rail. Here in Ohio, nearly a quarter of our bridges are classified as either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.
January 19, 2015
By Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers President
The recent jobs report set off cheering: a quarter million positions added in December; unemployment declining to 5.6 percent. This good news arrived amid a booming stock market and a third-quarter GDP report showing the strongest growth in 11 years.
January 12, 2015
By Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions
Washington, DC - North America's Building Trades Unions are pleased that a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives recognizes the potential for job creation, economic growth, and energy independence that will accrue through the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
January 8, 2015 By Marc Bussanich
New York, NY—That’s how the president of the 500,000-member California Building and Construction Trades described the fierce political battle over the last 15 years for the nation’s first high-speed rail network that culminated in a groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno on Tuesday.
January 6, 2015
By Stephanie West
Boston, MA- Construction leaders in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine have endorsed the building of a natural gas pipeline from New York to the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Thousands of jobs would be created by the construction of the pipeline, which is being proposed by Kinder Morgan.
January 1, 2015
By Stephanie West
New York, NY - The negotiating committees of Local 94 and the Reality Advisory Board reached a tentative agreement this week covering approximately 4,000 members working in 500 commercial buildings in New York City.