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Study: Construction, Public Jobs Drive Rise in New York City Union Density

NEW YORK –Increasing employment in construction and already high density in education and public service jobs drove a rise in New York City union density in the last year and a half, reversing seven years of declines, a new study reveals. The City University of New York Graduate Center reports 24 percent of all workers within the city’s five boroughs […]

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Union Contractors, Building Trades Doing Slow Burn Over Proposed Federal Coal Plant Emissions Rules; Mine Workers Plan Protest March

Union construction contractors, concerned about the availability of jobs in retrofitting and servicing the nation’s fleet of coal-burning power plants, are doing a slow burn over the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule curbing carbon emissions from those plants. And they’re not the only ones.

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Union Leaders to Lawmakers: Pass Permanent Highway-Mass Transit Bill, Not Just Short-Term Fix

Construction and transportation union leaders thanked lawmakers for approving legislation to keep the highway-mass transit trust fund – and job-creating road repair projects and bus and subway improvements – going. But they also again demanded Congress stop delaying and approve a permanent highway-mass transit measure.

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Road To Nowhere: Michigan Legislature Fails – Again– To Come Up With Funding Stream For Infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. –Michigan’s construction industry came close to getting an infusion of up to $1.7 billion in money to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges. But what’s the old saying? Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

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Unions Line Up Behind Gas Tax Hike Bill

WASHINGTON –Transportation and construction unions are lining up behind a bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years, to pay for rebuilding the nation’s highways and bridges and to fund bus and subway systems.

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