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News Briefs

Date Posted: September 30 2005

Inflation drags U.S. wage gains U.S. wages took a significant hike last year for some small groups of workers - including construction - but overall picked up only slightly for...

Post-hurricane material prices expected to rise

Date Posted: September 30 2005

Construction material costs are expected to increase at least 10 percent next year following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina, according to Associated General Contractors economist Ken Simonson. Drawing on...

The Gangbox - Assorted News & Notes

Date Posted: September 30 2005

Saying its efforts to reform the AFL-CIO from within have ended, UNITE HERE, which represents 441,452 textile, clothing, hotel and restaurant workers, became the latest union to leave the labor federation....

Trades restore, modernize Detroit Southeastern HS

Date Posted: September 30 2005

Detroit's oldest and most architecturally interesting school buildings, Southeastern High School is getting new life thanks to some $43 million in new construction and renovations. The school, with a student...

AFL-Cio Executive Council OKS 'solidarity charters' for locals from departed unions

Date Posted: September 16 2005

WASHINGTON (PAI) - The AFL-CIO Executive Council approved offering "Solidarity Charters" to locals from non-AFL-CIO unions that want to participate in local Central Labor Committees (CLCs) and state feds, AFL-CIO...

Bush bans Davis-Bacon for Katrina rebuilding

Date Posted: September 16 2005

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - Apparently nothing, not even the greatest natural disaster in the history of the U.S., is allowed to get in the way...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 16 2005

Welcome hike for wage/benefit levels Negotiated wage and benefit increases in the U.S. construction industry so far in 2005 average $1.58 per hour or 4.1 percent, according to the Construction...

'One big family' on Labor Day

Date Posted: September 16 2005

"Marching to protect health care, pensions, and Social Security" was the theme of Labor Day celebrations around the state, as thousands of union members showed up to show their solidarity...

Operators unveil first responder facility

Date Posted: September 16 2005

"The first responders of today live in a world transformed by the attacks on 9/11. Because no one believes that every conceivable form of attack can be prevented, civilians and...

'Widespread improvement' for U.S. construction, but Katrina raises questions

Date Posted: September 16 2005

U.S. construction industry observers said the first seven months of building activity in 2005 showed robust growth over the same period last year, and the effects of Hurricane Katrina will...

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