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DEMOCRATS AIM TO ROLLBACK 2015 LEGISLATION ON NEVADA PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLD

By SANDRA CHEREB
REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU
CARSON CITY — Labor groups squared off with critics Wednesday over a Democrat-backed bill to roll back prevailing wage thresholds passed by the Republican-controlled 2015 Legislature.


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AG Healy Launches Grant Program for Women & Minorities in Construction

From Mass.Gov: Continuing her commitment to advance the economic opportunity of Massachusetts residents, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced a new grant program aimed at providing opportunities for women and minority workers and small business owners in the public construction industry.


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Trudeau: Energy and environment can get along

Canada won’t choose between jobs, energy generation and the environment, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told oil and gas leaders in Houston on Thursday. The country will drill for oil and gas, build pipelines, reduce carbon emissions and develop green energy, all at once.


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Work begins on $1T infrastructure plan

Work begins on $1T infrastructure plan
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President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package is slowly beginning to take shape.


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Veterans revamp the tri-state area one project at a time

By Vicki Salemi
Meet three of the tri-state area’s superheroes — veterans and members of Long Island City-based Steamfitters Local 638, as they weld, pipe and construct the metropolis, one project at a time.


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Building trades president expects Trump to keep his word on infrastructure

BY JOHN WOJCIK
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Sean McGarvey, the president of North America’s Building Trades Unions, says he fully expects President Trump to keep his promises to push a trillion-dollar infrastructure program and that he expects Congress to enact it by the end of the year.


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St. Joe Co. council went against veto to pass Responsible Bidder law

The St. Joseph Co. council went against a veto to pass the Responsible Bidder law.


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Trump advisers see arbitration as way to speed infrastructure plans

By Herbert Lash and Luciana Lopez | NEW YORK
A group advising U.S. President Donald Trump on infrastructure has proposed an arbitration-style pilot program to slash the current 10 years it often takes to break ground on projects, without short-changing environmental standards.

The group, led by billionaire New York real estate developers Richard LeFrak and Steve Roth, made the suggestion to Trump and others in the White House last week, LeFrak told Reuters on Monday.


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Infrastructure Quietly Coming to Boil, Unions Head Says

From Daily Labor Report
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OSHA rolls out ‘Safe and Sound’ campaign to encourage employer action

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has rolled out its "Safe and Sound" initiative, which asks employers to review their safety programs and identify areas for improvement, according to an agency press release.