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Cutting construction prevailing wages doesn't hurt budgets

Two of the nation's most prestigious think tanks show cutting construction workers' prevailing wages (Davis-Bacon Act) has zero budget impact.

https://illinoisupdate.com/2017/03/09/two-top-u-s-research-organizations-repealing-the-davis-bacon-act-would-have-0-effect-on-federal-spending/

Labor - Business united to boost infrastructure spending
Business groups and unions are bulking up lobbying budgets and coordinating efforts to put pressure on Congress not to let President Donald Trump’s infrastructure spending plans fall through the cracks on Capitol Hill. Read More...
Modernizing & Maintaining our energy infrastructure: Congressional Testimony of LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan
Chairman Upton, it is an honor to be invited to this hearing. On behalf of the 500,000 strong, proud, and united men and women of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), thank you for the opportunity to offer testimony to your committee. Read More...
Union construction worker by day, pin-up in the off hours

Laborers 309 member Jenna Wardlow works construction by day, does vintage pin-up and photography in her off-hours.

http://www.qconline.com/news/local/construction-worker-by-day-dolled-up-pinup-by-night/article_876e5e77-f145-5be6-9206-e05ebf8903d3.html

LIUNA GP O'Sullivan on "Morning Joe" talking about Trump meeting
http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/union-leaders-extremely-encouraged-by-trump-862295619874
LIUNA General President O'Sullivan meets with Trump
Washington, D.C. Read More...
Senate Democrats unveil $1 trillion Infrastructure plan
From the Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-set-to-unveil-a-trump-style-infrastructure-plan/2017/01/23/332be2dc-e1b3-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.a229d1e89b17
Building Trades welcome Trump approval of Keystone XL pipeline
North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU)  Celebrate Presidential Action to Jumpstart Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline Construction WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today in response to the issuance of an Executive Order by President Donald J. Read More...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day greetings from General President O'Sullivan
Dear LIUNA Brothers and Sisters, This weekend as we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not only as an American hero, but also as a world hero who changed the course of history, it is also time to celebrate and rededicate ourselves to the movement he helped launch.   To this day, the civil rights and social justice movement that Dr. Read More...
Workers' Comp is more than a scapegoat
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is every Republican’s favorite scapegoat.  Governor Bruce Rauner is no different, but he has taken it to another level. Read More...
We are Illinois' Laborers
We are Illinois' Laborers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXcPVi6VjVg
Peoria LIUNA 165 aids jilted workers

A California contractor was not completely paying non-union workers at a Peoria hotel remodeling.  Laborers Local 165 and the Foundation for Fair Contracting intervened and now there's a brighter holiday and back wages for those workers.

Here's some news stories:

Peoria Journal- Star

http://www.pjstar.com/news/20161222/settlement-aids-former-employees-of-ex-contractor-on-four-points-sheraton-renovations

Peoria WCBU Public Radio:

http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/labor-union-defends-non-union-workers

Workers' Independent News http://laborradio.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_subarticle.cfm&subHomeID=103057&topHomeID=624994&page=Daily20Newscasts&link_id=9&can_id=c59f57c7b6e07886af0eec16abc6a340&source=email-year-two-of-illinois-held-hostage-gov-rauners-anti-worker-agenda-laborers-union-recovers-stolen-wages-for-non-union-workers&email_referrer=year-two-of-illinois-held-hostage-gov-rauners-anti-worker-agenda-laborers-union-recovers-stolen-wages-for-non-union-workers&email_subject=year-two-of-illinois-held-hostage-gov-rauners-anti-worker-agenda-laborers-union-recovers-stolen-wages-for-non-union-workers

WEEK-TV http://www.week.com/story/34122324/workers-paid-back-wages-by-contractor-on-four-points-hotel-project

WMBD-TV http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/workers-reach-settlement-with-contractor/630248401

LIUNA sponsored Des Moines Lincoln HS program qualifies as pre-apprenticeship
The Office of Apprenticeship is pleased to announce Lincoln High School located in Des Moines, IA has a recognized Quality Pre-apprenticeship program.   This opportunity allows students to participate using Nationally ANSI certified ACE Accredited curriculum established by the National Laborers Training & Education Fund during high school beginning in their sophomore year. Read More...
Will Trump create infrastructure boom?
The energy industry and labor movement don’t often agree on much, but after one of the most contentious elections in memory, a group of experts from both sides found that they can unify around one thing: infrastructure. Throughout the 2016 campaign, infrastructure expansion was perhaps the only policy issue with bipartisan support. Read More...
Rebuild our waterways
A new commercial from the Waterways Council https://vimeo.com/192014152
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