Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

La. bucks construction worker trend

Posted by on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

Ken Naquin, chief executive officer for the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, said while there’s still a need for pipefitters, millwrights and welders, the demand for construction workers has dropped lately in South Louisiana.

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Topics: LAbor Shortages, Construction Jobs, Construction

Study: Unions Boost Economic Mobility

Posted by on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 @ 08:09 AM
When it comes to reaching for the American Dream, those who live in states and communities where unions are strong are more likely to have a chance to move up the economic ladder than those who don’t, according to new research released this week by the Center for American Progress(CAP).
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H-2B Wage Rule Loophole Lets Employers Exploit Migrant Workers

Posted by on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 15:09 PM
For about half a decade, thanks to an H-2B wage regulation the George W. Bush administration illegally put in place in 2008, employers of landscapers, dishwashers, tree planters, maids, janitors, carnival workers, and construction workers were allowed to pay their H-2B employees as little as the local 17th percentile wage.

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Topics: Visa scam;Foreign workers

Canadian Study Shows Union Construction Demonstrably Safer Than Non-Union Construction

Posted by on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

 

 
 
This is the first peer-reviewed Canadian study to examine the occupational health and safety benefits of unions in Ontario's industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction sector.
 
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Topics: Construction Jobs, Canada, Construction; Canada, Construction

Sustain Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of Missouri anti-union bill

Posted by on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 09:09 AM
Unions provide valuable training and safety measures for workers, which would be jeopardized by a right-to-work law
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Top 10 Ways Guest Worker Visa Programs Undermine Immigrant Rights

Posted by on Wed, Sep 9, 2015 @ 16:09 PM

 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world come to the United States to work in jobs of all skill levels on temporary guest worker visas, yet these legal pathways fail to empower working people with real rights and protections.

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Labor Day’s local roots

Posted by on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
Adlai Stevenson I served as the 21st from 1893-1897.  Stevenson and his family line are honored with Stevenson Hall. Coutesy of Google images.
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Topics: Union Labor

Construction training facility opens in Meriden

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

MERIDEN — A construction trade training facility recently opened on Center Street, with organizers hoping to capitalize on the city’s many building projects.

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Topics: Construction Jobs

10 Trends Defining the Construction Industry

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

When experts discuss rapidly evolving industries, construction rarely makes its way into the conversation. 

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction

Watch D.C.’s first brick-laying robot in action (Video)

Posted by on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @ 13:08 PM

Watch D.C.’s first brick-laying robot in action (Video)

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