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by Brian Young | on Nov 07, 2017

The Future of Transit will be Union Made

Technology is constantly changing, but many of the trains that we ride on are still stuck in the last century. One company is trying to change that by building a high-speed train that will bring you...

by Brian Young | on Oct 24, 2017

States Act to Fill Construction Jobs

Across the country construction is booming, 35 states reported an increase from last year in construction jobs. 26 of those states also reported increases just in the last month. While this boom is...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 06, 2017

Stardust Diner Reaches Settlement with Union

The singing servers at one of New York City’s most popular tourist destinations, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, won a huge labor victory this week. A year after the wait staff unionized with the...

by Press and Media | on Sep 22, 2017

Robots Taking Away Construction Jobs

Robots and technology are taking over many industries and the building trades may be the next industry to feel their effect. Of course, that means union tradesmen will also feel the effects. We...

by Guest Post | on Jul 13, 2017

Albany: $100K Jobs Must Have Training

In a Press Release from the Carpenters Union, on July 3, the City of Albany passed Ordinance 32.62.17 that requires all construction contractors and subcontractors – working on projects valued...

by Press and Media | on Jul 11, 2017

Residential Union Rates

IBEW Local 48 has a unique idea for competing in the residential construction market.

by Press and Media | on Jun 27, 2017

Whose Screwed by the Construction Boom?

A new study shows the union advantage in the Building Trades.

by Kris LaGrange | on May 17, 2017

The $1 Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Con

After Trump drained the swamp, he appointed George W. Bush’s Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his Transportation Secretary. He once again broke a campaign promise. Trump said that he would not...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 12, 2017

No Deal without a Union Deal

In my neck of the woods, I went down to a Town Hall meeting and urged the Board to delay a major building project because it lacked a Project Labor Agreement. The names and faces may be different if...

by Press and Media | on Apr 20, 2017

Did the LA Trades drop the ball?

Thanks to trades unions failing to organize small projects and immigrants, the trades has lost ground in the Los Angeles construction industry. This has allowed a generation of immigrants to learn...