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News From: Build Union

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...

by Press and Media | on Apr 18, 2017

PLA's Killed in Wisconsin

Knock, Knock. Who's There? Aren't ya. Arent ya who? Aren't you glad that as a building trades union member you vote Republican. 

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 11, 2017

There's No Infrastructure Plan

Trump has been talking lately to the Building Trades so we put together some bullet points on how Trump is going to screw them over: 12 weeks in, still no infrastructure plan, because he...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 04, 2017

Trump plays the Building Trades

In January, handpicked conservative leaders from some of the Building Trades Unions sat down with Trump. It was rumored that they discussed his $1 Trillion infrastructure plan. Months later, we still...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 30, 2017

Our Infrastructure Wish List

One of Trump’s biggest promises on the campaign trail was that he was going to use his experience as a builder to fix our nations infrastructure problems.  In the middle of January, he met...

by Press and Media | on Mar 20, 2017

Building Union on the Rise

In recent years, construction in New York City has skyrocketed.  As more projects started breaking ground, more of these jobs started to go to non-union companies.  Now a report from Crain...