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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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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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Michigan House OKs More Road Money, But Prevailing Wage Repeal Lurks

By Marty Mulcahy, Editor, The Building Tradesman LANSING, Mich. –More money to improve Michigan’s crumbling roads and repair its bridges seems to be on the way, as the state House on May 12 adopted a 10-bill package that adds $450 million to the Michigan Department of Transportation budget. But lurking behind that positive action is yet another GOP anti-worker scheme: […]

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Trumka: Workers to hold pols accountable if transportation bill fails

WASHINGTON –AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has a blunt warning for the nation’s politicians, regardless of party: Pass an infrastructure bill this year, to create jobs and help the economy, or suffer at the polls in the fall. Trumka delivered that message May 15 before a large crowd in front of the AFL-CIO building, massed for a rally as part of […]

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Trumka Adds Infrastructure To AFL-CIO Legislative Priority List

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is adding rebuilding U.S. infrastructure – and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so – to the federation’s legislative priority list. Infrastructure even might include the controversial Keystone pipeline, he notes.

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