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TOPICS COVERED

  • Affirmative action
  • Apprentices
  • Arbitration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Contractor associations
  • Disadvantaged business
  • EEO
  • Employee benefits
  • Environmental violations
  • Independent contractors
  • Job training
  • Job site accidents
  • Layoffs
  • Local hire requirements
  • Minority business enterprises
  • Productivity
  • Project-labor agreements
  • Safety and health
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Union job targeting programs
  • Union organizing
  • Wage disputes
  • Workers’ compensation
Key Laws & Regulations Covered
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Alert
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • State prevailing wage laws

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Election Rule Challenges Face Headwinds; Court Questions Early Lawsuits, Alternatives
May 21
Sens. Hatch, Reid Feud Over Two-Month Highway Funding Patch
May 21
NLRB's Pearce and Griffin Field Questions About Joint Employers and Bargaining Units
May 21
NIOSH Objects to Updated ANSI Nail Gun Standard, Points Users to Agency Guidance
May 21
Benefit Suspension Guidance Needs Plan Participant Protections, Senators Say
May 21
As Pension Recoupment Grows, Advocates For Pensioners Offer Advice to Agencies
May 21
DOL Officials Clarify New H-2B Wage Rule Allowance for Employer-Provided Surveys
May 21
Confidence Among U.S. Homebuilders Dropped Unexpectedly in May, Data Show
May 21
Republicans Look to Appropriations Riders To Attack Joint Employer, Other Labor Issues
May 21
AFL-CIO Steadfast on Deferred Action Preparations Regardless of Legal Outcome
May 21
32 Percent of Employers Report Shortages In Labor in 2015 Versus 40 Percent in 2014
May 21
Construction Companies to Pay $120,000 In EEOC Case for Carpenter With Dyslexia
May 21
Illinois Prevailing Wage Act Covers Only One Of Several Projects Cited by Cable Installers
May 21
Missouri Legislature Passes Right-to-Work Bill, But Governor Likely Will Veto It
May 21
Residents in Hurricane Sandy Areas Eligible for Free Construction Skills Training
May 21
Illinois Governor's Right-To-Work Vision Fails to Win a Single Vote in House
May 21
Michigan Senate Passes Legislation That Would Repeal Prevailing Wages
May 21
Leg Amputation Accident Draws $98,935 Fine
May 21
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May 21
Sen. Hatch: Democrats Won't ‘Bludgeon' Us Into Two-Month Highway Patch
May 14
Biden, House Democrats Keep Up Pressure for Long-Term Highway Funding
May 14
Rep. Shuster Drives Fight Against Back-to-the-States Highway Tax Idea
May 14
Immigrant Hispanic Safety Training Missing Mark, Conference Speakers Say
May 14
Republicans Turn Attention to Separate Bill To Fight New NLRB ‘Ambush' Election Rules
May 14
Changes to FAR Clauses Reflecting New Contractor EEO Mandates Finalized
May 14
Number of NLRB Elections Held in 2014 Up Slightly Over Previous Year, Data Show
May 14
AFL-CIO, Congressional Democrats to Unveil Legislation Package to Overhaul Labor Law
May 14
Carpenters Local Wins Election to Represent 220 Workers at Marine Construction Facility
May 14
New Fines of $124,780 for Roofing Firm Already Under Order for Previous Citations
May 14
Analysis Concludes DOL's Job Corps Program Helped Participants Find Higher-Paying Jobs
May 14
Five Construction Contractors Cited For Unsafe Scaffold Use, Fined $125,030
May 14
Future of Worker Voice Rests in Alt-Labor, With Union Financial Support, Panelists Say
May 14
Payroll Job Growth Rebounded in April; Unemployment Rate Fell to 5.4 Percent
May 14
Philadelphia Convention Center Files RICO Lawsuit Against Carpenters Regional Council
May 14
New York City Contractor Convicted Of Operating $36 Million Wage Scheme
May 14
Asbestos Handler Who Fell Into Manhole Gets Favorable Rulings From New York High Court
May 14
Court Rejects Challenge to DOL Posting Rule That Requires Contractor Labor Law Notices
May 14
Indiana Governor Signs Law Repealing Prevailing Wages on State Construction
May 14
Chicago Council Rejects Right-to-Work Plan, Says Governor's Strategy Targets Unions
May 14
Study from UMass Amherst Finds Worker Misclassification Growing in Construction
May 14
Ontario Labor Board Rejects Special Status For Solar Energy Sector Work Assignments
May 14
OSHA Releases Final Confined Spaces Rule For Construction Industry; Effective Aug. 3
May 7
Hoyer, DeFazio Urge Timely Vote in May On Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill
May 7
Tax Repatriation to Cover Highway Funding Not Viable Without Overhaul, Rep. Ryan Says
May 7
Composite Multiemployer Plans Could Help Both Retirees, Businesses, House Panel Told
May 7
House Rejects King Proposal to Repeal Prevailing Wages in Military Construction Bill
May 7
Republican Senators Grill Secretary of DHS On Immigration Enforcement, Deferred Action
May 7
No Senate Action on NLRB Rules Challenge; Chamber 96-3 Tables Obama Veto Message
May 7
On Workers' Memorial Day, DOL Officials Link Workplace Safety to Income Inequality
May 7
Franken's Measure to Modernize OSH Act Would Raise Penalties, Cover Public Sector
May 7
House Bill Targets OSHA Fines for ‘Trivial' Violations, Offers Grace Period Before Fines
May 7
Thirteen Contractors, Subcontractors Cited For Fall Hazard Violations at Colorado Site
May 7
Attwood Named Acting Chairman As Rogers Leaves Review Commission
May 7
AFL-CIO's ‘Death on the Job' Report Urges Numerous Regulatory, Enforcement Actions
May 7
Americans Divided in Opinion of Unions, But Most Back Right to Organize, Poll Finds
May 7
EPI Report Finds Workers Earn Lower Wages in Right-to-Work States
May 7
Labor, Community Organizing Necessary For Black Worker Progress, Report Says
May 7
Court Orders Construction Company To Make Withdrawal Liability Payments
May 7
Commission Vacates Citation Over Fatal Fall, Says Government Applied Wrong Standard
May 7
Company Committed ULP by Involving Police When Union Official Filmed Site, NLRB Finds
May 7
Three of 12 Ironworker Defendants Remain To Be Sentenced in Philadelphia RICO Case
May 7
Oregon Contractor Facing Debarment, Fines For Alleged Failure to Pay Prevailing Wages
May 7
Pennsylvania Cement Masons Secure Three-Year Contract With $1.45 Raise
May 7
Ontario Board Issues Mixed Work Award Based on Timing of Arbitration Decision
May 7
United Association Local Exclusively Entitled To Nuclear Plant Work, Ontario Board Rules
May 7
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May 7
Court Refuses to Block NLRB Election Rules, Finds Employer Didn't Show Irreparable Harm
April 30
DHS, DOL Issue Interim H-2B Rule, Add More Worker Protections, Transparency
April 30
Road-Building Burden Is Shouldered By States as U.S. Government Stalls
April 30
Weil Tells Construction Officials WHD Hopes To Streamline Its Prevailing Wage Process
April 30
House Members Talk Up Bill to Give Congress Time to Find Transportation Funding Solution
April 30
Workers ‘Skeptical' of Political Candidates, Trumka Says in Laying Out Election Priorities
April 30
Senators Press Foxx on ‘Unrealistic' GROW America Act, Tank Cars, Vacancies
April 30
Grassley E-Verify Legislation Would Require Use for New, Current Workers in Three Years
April 30
Record Low Workplace Fatality Rate in 2013, But Rate for Hispanic Workers Up, BLS Says
April 30
NLRB Is ‘Walking Toward the Microphone,' Chairman Tells 80th Anniversary Conference
April 30
Contractor Group Asks DOL to Tweak System For Eligibility Reviews Under ‘Fair Pay' Order
April 30
Biden Praises Employers That Committed To Worker Training, Urges Others to Do More
April 30
Commerce Department, Aspen Institute Launch Workforce Development Initiative
April 30
Painting Company Cited for 30 Violations, Fined $199,000 Following Fall Fatalities
April 30
Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down Starts May 4
April 30
Iron Workers General President to Retire July 1
April 30
Court Orders Plan to Pay $2.5M Damages For Breach of Contribution Transfer Pact
April 30
Home Depot Wasn't Joint Employer of Worker With California Labor Law Claims, Court Says
April 30
Unions Cry Foul When Illinois Tollway Cancels 20-Year-Old Project Labor Pact
April 30
Ohio House Passes Budget Bill With PLA Ban; Stakeholders Dispute Chances of Enactment
April 30
California Attorney General Tells Businesses, Consumers About Supply Chain Transparency
April 30
Nicaragua Proceeding With Grand Canal Despite Environmental, Economic Red Flags
April 30
Survey Analyzes Employer Bargaining Objectives for 2015
April 30
Foxx: Congress, Administration Should Unite On $478 Billion Transportation Funding Plan
April 9
OSHA Underestimates Silica Rule's Cost By Factor of 10, Construction Coalition Says
April 9
NLRB General Counsel Releases Guidance On Representation Case Procedure Changes
April 9
Obama's Solar Energy Jobs Programs Aim to Train 75,000 Solar Workers by 2020
April 9
Rep. Delaney: Administration Will Need to Negotiate Support for GROW America Act
April 9
ETA Announces Two Proposed WIOA Rules That Stress Collaboration and Special Needs
April 9
USCIS Receives Sufficient Petitions to Meet FY 2015 Cap for H-2B Guestworker Program
April 9
Group Says 61,064 Deficient Bridges Should Make Congress Pass Highway Bill
April 9
Workers at California Precast Firm Vote To Preserve Laborers Union Representation
April 9
Pew Says Unauthorized Immigrants Gained More Professional Work in 2012
April 9
Share of Workers Taking on Multiple Jobs Steadily Fell in Past Two Decades, BLS Finds
April 9
DOL Has $76 Million Available for YouthBuild Grants
April 9
Guam H-2B Employer to Pay $402,000 To Settle DOL Claims of FLSA Violations
April 9
Electrical Firm Foreman Belongs in Proposed Bargaining Unit, NLRB Regional Director Says
April 9
Sixth Circuit Requires Construction Company To Make Full Benefit Fund Contributions
April 9
Elevation-Related Labor Law Covers Changing Of Billboard Ad, New York's High Court Holds
April 9
Office Worker for Electrical Company Meets FLSA Administrative Exemption, Court Says
April 9
Virginia Bill to Ban ‘Prevailing Wage' Contract Mandates Vetoed by Governor
April 9
Long Beach Officials Approve PLA With 40 Percent Local Hire Rule on City Projects
April 9
Developer of Proposed New England Pipeline Agrees to Hire Union Labor for Construction
April 9
Employer Groups Urge Ontario to Modernize Its Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship System
April 9
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April 9
Obama Vetoes Congressional Resolution, Backs NLRB Adoption of ‘Overdue Reforms'
April 2
Construction Crane Operator Reevaluation, Approval Authority Prime Issues at Meeting
April 2
Mulvaney Introduces Legislation to Ban PLA Requirements in Federal Contracts
April 2
Democrats Seek Guidance, Regulations To Implement Fair Pay Contracting Order
April 2
Recent Executive Action Is Driving OFCCP In Its New Enforcement Focus, Attorneys Say
April 2
Intranet Linked to OFCCP Compliance on Self-Identification Form, Accommodations
April 2
‘Two-Way Conversation’ Still Needed In Section 503 Phase-In, OFCCP's Shiu Says
April 2
Perez Defends DOL's Budget Request Of $13.2 Billion for FY 2016 to Senate Panel
April 2
Guestworker Program Suggested as Means Of Preventing More Unauthorized Immigration
April 2
Citations for Fall Hazards, Silica Dust Lead To $300,000 Proposed Fine for Florida Firms
April 2
Private, Public Sector Partnerships Aim To Ease Workforce Skills-Gaps, Speaker Says
April 2
EPA Says Water Infrastructure Financing Program Progressing, Plans to Charge Fees
April 2
Bill Seeks to Undo Specialty Healthcare, Prevent Elections by Employee ‘Micro Units'
April 2
NLRB General Counsel Reports to Lawyers, Addressing ABA Practice Committee Queries
April 2
After Inflation, Average Weekly Pay Fell In February for First Time in Three Months
April 2
So-Called Core Consumer Prices Rise More Than Expected for Second Month
April 2
NLRB Awards Contractor's Rigging Work At Nestlé Facility to Teamsters, Not IUOE
April 2
Court Says FMLA Doesn't Cover Claimant Due To Too Few Employees in His Work Site's Area
April 2
Individual Multiemployer Plan Trustees Not Proper Defendants, Court Rules
April 2
Study Finds Flaws in Prevailing Wage Law, Average Wages Increased by 45 Percent
April 2
Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill to Prohibit Local Government Contract Wage Mandates
April 2
Memo Details Agency Role in Helping Contractors Adhere to New Labor Mandates
March 19
Proposed Updates to OSHA Eye, Face Protective Equipment Rules Released
March 19
OSHA Letter Says Employers May Require Deposits for Personal Protection Equipment
March 19
At ABA Meeting, Michaels Lauds Progress On Employee Safety, Stresses Need for More
March 19
Public-Private Investment May Be Factor but Not Key in Next Highway Bill
March 19
Half of Multiemployer Plan Participants Face Cuts as Plans Go Insolvent, PBGC Says
March 19
DOL, DHS to Issue Joint Interim Final Rule To Re-Establish H-2B Guestworker Program
March 19
DOL Budget Will Promote Shared Prosperity, Better Pay, Safety, Perez Tells House Panel
March 19
In Last ABA Appearance, OSHRC Chair Deplores Cuts Prompted by Budget Shortfall
March 19
House Ready to Vote on NLRB Regulations As Rules Committee Sets Terms of Debate
March 19
Advocates Defend, Attack President's Order On Contractor Compliance at ABA Meeting
March 19
Kline Opposes Fair Pay Executive Order In Capitol Meeting With Labor Chief Perez
March 19
OSHA Report Shows Link Between Worker Injuries and Income Inequality
March 19
Confidence Among U.S. Homebuilders Declines to Eight-Month Low, Data Show
March 19
DOL Has Jurisdiction Over Prison Project Workers' Misclassification Claims, Court Says
March 19
Co-Worker's Slap to Man's Buttock Doesn't Lead to Triable Harassment Claim, Court Says
March 19
NLRB Official OKs Employer's Proposed Unit For Laborers Representation, Rejects Union's
March 19
6th Cir.: Multiemployer Funds Didn't Plead Facts Properly Alleging Alter Ego Liability
March 19
Court Rejects Widow's Claim For Increased Survivor Pension Benefits
March 19
Gov. Tomblin Approves Bill to Change Prevailing Wage Rates for State Projects
March 19
Los Angeles Schools, Craft Professionals Agree on Pact With Lump Sum, Increases
March 19
New Mexico Senate Democrats Deal Blow To Right-to-Work Legislation This Session
March 19
As Wisconsin Bets on Weakening Unions, Some Doubt State's Economy Will Benefit
March 19
Contractors Face Significant Compliance Burdens as Administration Tracks Effectiveness of Labor Regulations
March 19
7th Cir. Clarifies Standard for Showing Indirect Employer Status Under Title VII
March 12
Administration Officials Make Appeal To Congress on Infrastructure Funding
March 12
Obama Blasts Wisconsin ‘Right to Work' Law As ‘Anti-Worker' and Harmful to Middle Class
March 12
Proposed Revisions to Crane Operator Rule End Capacity Testing, Redefine Qualification
March 12
Wireless Industry Forms Safety Alliance To Oversee Tower Worker Certification
March 12
AFL-CIO Membership Declined by 43,000 In 2014 to 9.3 Million, New Report Shows
March 12
Safety Inspection Exemption List for 2015 Issued by OSHA; Tile Installation Firms Added
March 12
NLRB Members Regret Election Rule Split, But They Stand by Their Contrasting Views
March 12
CDC Finding on Silicosis Decline Doesn't Diminish Need for Standard, Experts Say
March 12
Oregon Drywall Company to Pay Tapers $98,000 for Davis-Bacon, FLSA Violations
March 12
Fatal Fall From Communications Tower Leads to Proposed Fine, SVEP Designation
March 12
Republicans Say Overtime, Fiduciary Rules, Fertile for Congressional Review Challenges
March 12
Advocates Push Better Adult Education, Skills Training Under Immigration Action
March 12
USCIS Suspends H-2B Petition Processing
March 12
NLRB Defends Election Rule Against Lawsuit, Asks Court to Dismiss Chamber's Challenge
March 12
DOL Halts All H-2B Labor Certifications After Federal Judge Enjoins Regulations
March 12
2nd Cir. Remands Fund Contributions Case; No Liquidated Damages for Individual Owner
March 12
Delaware Court Sustains Suit Questioning Prevailing Wage Law's Effect on University
March 12
Court Says Firm Intentionally Refused to Pay Overtime to Laborers, Willfully Violated FLSA
March 12
Court Declines to Raise Pension Benefits For Union Business Representative
March 12
Court OKs Suit Accusing Pension Officials Of Trying to Influence Union Elections
March 12
Walker Signs Bill Making Wisconsin Nation's 25th Right-to-Work State
March 12
California Underground Economy Action Nets $4.2M in Unpaid Wages, $54M in Penalties
March 12
New Nevada Law Exempts School Projects From Requirement to Pay Prevailing Wages
March 12
New York City Trades Council Reaches Three-Year PLA with Housing Authority
March 12
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March 12
Senate Passes Measure to Block NLRB Rules, Which Foes Say Would Hurt Election Process
March 5
AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department Backs Long-Term Funding Bill, Gas Tax Hike
March 5
Would-Be Construction Workers Abandoned Labor Force After Housing Bust, Data Show
March 5
Lawmakers More Likely to Pass Highway Extension Than Tax Repatriation Proposals
March 5
DeFazio Wants Short-Term Patch For Highway Funding by March
March 5
Likelihood of Hearing Damage Declining, Analysis of 1.8 Million Workers Finds
March 5
E-Verify Measure Clears House Committee, Despite Concerns About Agriculture Impact
March 5
House Panel Considers ‘Fair Pay' Order, Potential ‘Blacklisting' Effect on Contractors
March 5
Economist Says U.S. Should Expand Use Of Apprenticeships, Citing Efficiency, Efficacy
March 5
Real Average Weekly Earnings Increase 1 Percent for Second Time in Three Months
March 5
Consumer Prices Plummeted in January By Most in Six Years, as Fuel Costs Fell
March 5
Senate Falls Short in Effort to Override Keystone Veto
March 5
Construction Advisory Committee Focuses on Cranes
March 5
House Passes DHS Funding Bill to Avoid Shutdown
March 5
New York Contractor Pleads Guilty To $900,000 Payroll, Income Tax Fraud
March 5
Electric Power Safety Rule Lawsuit Settled Among OSHA, Edison Electric, Tree Trimmers
March 5
Union Financial Secretary Faces Three Years For Hiding Extortion Scheme of His Boss
March 5
Court OKs Joint Grievance Committee Awards In Favor of Teamsters Local Against Company
March 5
Federal Court Sentences Iowa Man to Prison For Harboring Aliens to Construct Grain Bins
March 5
Rejected Nonunion Roofer's Restraint Claims Against Contractor and Union Are Revived
March 5
Local Government Contract Wage Rules Would Be Blocked Under Virginia Legislation
March 5
New Mexico House OK's Right-to-Work Bill, But Senate Democrats Promise to Block It
March 5
Full Wisconsin Assembly Set to Tackle Bill After Committee Hearing on ‘Right to Work'
March 5
Commissioners Approve Measure to Require ‘Responsible Wage' for Construction
March 5
Tougher California Heat Standard Clears Board, Expected to Take Effect March 1
March 5
New York Legal Advocates Urge Steps To Help Workers Collect in Wage Cases
March 5
Politicians to Be Judged on Commitment To Raising Wages, Trumka Says at Meeting
February 26
Obama Vetoes Republican Measure To Approve Keystone Pipeline Project
February 26
Senate to Vote on Disapproval Resolution, In Effort to Block New NLRB Election Rules
February 26
Unions Will Stand United to Demand Workers' Share of Profits, CWA Leader Says
February 26
Iron Workers, Board of Safety Professionals Agree to More Safety Training for Workers
February 26
Silica Hazard Alert for Stone Countertop Industry Recommends Preventative Actions
February 26
DHS Funding at Risk in Immigration Debate, As McConnell Floats Plan to Separate Issues
February 26
New OSHA Reporting Rule Enforcement Procedures Raise Employers' Concerns
February 26
Housing Starts Fall as Projects For Single-Family Homes Decline in U.S.
February 26
Confidence Among U.S. Homebuilders Declines to Four-Month Low, Data Show
February 26
E-Verify Rights Video Released in Six New Languages
February 26
Once Jailed Contractor Released by Court Continues to Owe $110,140 to OSHA
February 26
Court Approves Agreement Removing Teamsters Union From Federal Oversight
February 26
Union Member's Prior Drug Conviction No Bar To Race Bias Claim but May Impact Damages
February 26
Death of Temp Worker in Tank Explosion Draws $187,620 in Fines for Four Companies
February 26
Nebraska Court Lets Stand Jury Verdict Finding Worker Was Independent Contractor
February 26
Construction Business Owner Employed Sons, Violated State Child Labor Laws, Court Rules
February 26
Construction Unions Agree to Work 24-Hour, Five-Day Week on Proposed Football Stadium
February 26
Indiana House Passes Legislation to Repeal Construction Worker Prevailing Wage Rates
February 26
Wisconsin Debates Labor Bill Backed by Walker Amid Madison Protest
February 26
British Columbia Labor Relations Board Nixes Decertification of Sheet Metal Workers Local
February 26
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February 26