The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Quadruple premiums urged as one way to help ailing pension plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A rather gloomy report issued last month by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation said substantial premium increases are going to be necessary to help keep the PBGC's multiemployer program afloat, as one way to keep it from running out of funds by 2025. ..

With Trump and the IBEW, The Donald just doesn't get it 'Why do I have to build union?'

(This is reprinted with permission from the IBEW Media Center in a report titled, Does Trump Build Union? An IBEW investigation). ..

More room, more gaming on the way at Gun Lake Casino

WAYLAND - More room for gaming, eating and entertainment is on the way to the Gun Lake Casino. ..

No second hearing by Supreme Court for pro-union agency fee case

WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court slammed the door shut this year on the possibility of it overturning one of its most significant pro-union legal decisions in decades. ..

News Briefs

EPI: High CEO pay saps U.S. elsewhere
Don’t worry about America’s CEOs. They’re doing fine. ..

GOP platform backs national RTW law, hits federal workers

By Mark Gruenberg ..

Judge puts brakes on GOP scheme to halt union dues deductions from company payrolls

LANSING – Michigan's unions have won a preliminary injunction blocking the state from enforcing a new payroll deduction law that deals with political fundraising. The federal judge's July 1 ruling halts the enforcement of the state's Public Act 269, adopted late last year, which she said was a form of "viewpoint discrimination."

Texas federal judge halts rule to crackdown on union busters

By Mark Gruenberg ..

'Robust' year so far for U.S. construction

U.S. construction spending dipped in May but posted strong, broad-based gains for the first five months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to an analysis released July 1 by the Associated General Contractors of America.                 ..

Reconstructed drawbridge set for more ups and downs