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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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Labor, Industry Agree on Need for Improved Tower Safety, Differ on Need for Rulemaking
June 25
PBGC Partition Rules Give Clear Guidance, Will Help Preserve Plans, Commenters Say
June 25
Troubled Multiemployer Plans Addressed In Rules on Benefit Suspensions, Partitions
June 25
Senate Subcommittee Clears Spending Bill With Policy Riders, DOL, NLRB Budget Cuts
June 25
Agency Adjusts Response as Employers Comply With New Injury Reporting Rule
June 25
Hatch Calls Democrats’ July 20 Timeline For Highway Funding Measure Unhelpful
June 25
Ryan Says Limited Highway Funding Options Make General Fund Transfer ‘Unavoidable'
June 25
Strategic Campaigning Now More Common in Collective Bargaining, Organizing, Panel Says
June 25
Bill Would Repeal Benefit Cutback Provisions In 2014 Multiemployer Pension Plan Law
June 25
Feinberg Appointed to Review Applications For Multiemployer Pension Plan Benefit Cuts
June 25
ICE Director Attacked From Both Sides On Agency's Immigration Enforcement Efforts
June 25
Process for Passing Senate Immigration Bill Worked Well, Provides Insights, Speakers Say
June 25
Sentencing for Iron Workers Union Official Postponed as Two More Members Imprisoned
June 25
Montana Court Finds Safety Law Inapplicable To Independent Contractor Hurt in Wall Fall
June 25
Workers' Compensation Covers Injury Due To Horseplay, South Dakota High Court Finds
June 25
Court Declines to Rule in IUOE Local's Favor In Its Attempt to Arbitrate Equipment Dispute
June 25
Roofer Pleads Not Guilty to Fatality, Lying to OSHA
June 25
Virginia Safety Inspectors to Increase Checks for Employee Misclassification
June 25
Bayonne City Council Approves Use of PLAs On Public Projects in Excess of $5 Million
June 25
Plumbers Finalize Three-Year Agreements, With 3 Percent Annual Wage, Benefit Hikes
June 25
Ontario Labor Relations Board Overturns Assignment of Formwork to Laborers Local
June 25
Worker's Fall From High-Rise Construction Project Yields Fine for Second Company
June 25
2015 Contracts Reflect Average Wage Hike Of 2.7 Percent for First Year, Analysis Shows
June 25
Major Collective Bargaining Settlements Reported to Date in 2015
June 25
Justices Decline to Review Challenge To OFCCP's Section 503 Disability Rules
June 18
Contractors, Unions Optimistic About Industry Growth, But Labor Shortages Remain
June 18
Michaels Urges Caution and Prevention As Hot Weather Again Endangers Workers
June 18
House Panel to Consider Labor Funding Bill Featuring Sharp NLRB Cut, Restrictive Riders
June 18
Growth in ‘On Demand' Workers Compounds Misclassification Challenges, EPI Paper Says
June 18
Public Too Tolerant of Workplace Deaths, Injuries, OSHA Administrator Michaels Says
June 18
New NLRB Rules, Modern Workplaces Make Virtual Organizing Ideal, Report Says
June 18
Wage Theft Budget Riders Face Hurdle, As Republicans Scrutinize ‘Fair Pay' Order
June 18
Pension Overpayments Raise Tough Questions About How to Recoup Losses, Attorneys Say
June 18
At Worker Safety Rally, Activists Tell Business Lobby to Stop Opposing Silica Proposal
June 18
USCIS Again Announces H-2B Cap Reached For Second Half of FY 2015 After Reopening
June 18
OSHA, ASSE Renew Alliance for Five Years
June 18
OFCCP Alleges Harassment, Hiring, Pay Bias Against Construction Staffing Subcontractor
June 18
Roofer Faces Criminal Charges for Not Providing Fall Protection, Lying to Inspectors
June 18
H-2B Wage Rule Back in Federal Court As Worker Advocates Claim APA Violations
June 18
New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Selling OSHA ‘30 Hour Cards' to Untrained Workers
June 18
Ironworker Who Was Injured Shoveling Snow Fails on Related Claims, New York Court Says
June 18
Employee Fails to Connect Termination To Workers' Compensation Claim, Court Rules
June 18
Claim That Company Used Immigration Status To Retaliate for FLSA Lawsuit Goes Forward
June 18
Texas Governor Signs E-Verify Law Requiring State Use of Federal System
June 18
Cement Masons Approve Commercial Contracts After Vote on Highway CBAs
June 18
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June 18
Construction-Related Cases From NLRB's Weekly Summary of Cases
June 18
Mayor Announces PLAs With Building Trades Covering Public Construction, Renovations
June 11
House Republicans Wary of NLRB Case, Citing Threat to State Right-to-Work Laws
June 11
WHD Looks to Enforcement, Outreach To Address Violations in Fissured Industries
June 11
Activists Must Push Harder to Create ‘Political Space' for OSHA, Barab Says
June 11
Free Market Policy Group Weighs in on NLRB And Argument Over Joint Employer Standards
June 11
Multiemployer Group, Unions Warn Cadillac Tax Will Hit More Than Anticipated
June 11
Employers Can Petition for H-2B Visas For Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
June 11
Contractor Accused of Using Faulty Practices That Led to Fatality During Demolition Project
June 11
Job Programs for the Hard-to-Serve Will Have Lower WIOA Performance Targets, NSC Says
June 11
House Democrats Preparing Fall Rollout For Proposed Labor Law Overhaul Package
June 11
To Aid Economy, Piecemeal Immigration Bills Must Include Right Mix of Policies, BPC Says
June 11
Bill Would Allow Retirement Plan Documents To Be Sent to Participants Electronically
June 11
Utah Construction Workers Due $1.8 Million in Pay
June 11
PBGC Releases State-by-State Pension Plan Data
June 11
Texas Contractor, OSHA Agree on Fall, Crane Safety
June 11
Nebraska Plumbing Contractor Sentenced To Probation for Prevailing Wage Violations
June 11
New York Contractor Pleads Guilty To $400,000 Scheme for No-Show Jobs
June 11
Laborer Fails on Her Pay Bias Claim Despite Pointing to Male Comparator, Court Decides
June 11
Black Driver Fails to Show Race Bias in Loss Of Job Following Supervisor Spat, Court Holds
June 11
Missouri Governor Nixes Right-to-Work Bill, Says It Would Cut Wages, Hurt Middle Class
June 11
Millwright Workers Secure Five-Year Agreements Covering Northwest Region
June 11
2015 Contracts Reflect Average Wage Hike Of 2.7 Percent for First Year, Analysis Shows
June 11
Major Collective Bargaining Settlements Reported to Date in 2015
June 11
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