Senate Bill 195 By Senator Jeff Flake Will Hurt Arizona Families

In February 2017, US Senator Jeff Flake introduced legislation – Senate Bill 195 – that will cut wages and hurt families in Arizona and throughout the US. ReBuild USA responded with print and radio ads …


Sherrod Brown Offers Trump Administration Infrastructure Repair Plan

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has rolled out an infrastructure rebuilding blueprinhe and other senators call a guide for President Trump.


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 …


Infrastructure Quietly Coming to Boil, Unions Head Says

A “tremendous” amount of behind-the-scenes activity is taking place to propel President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan forward, the president of North America’s Building Trades Unions told Bloomberg BNA.


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.


$790 million Portland Public Schools bond could spell years of work for the trades

Portland Public Schools Board voted unanimously Feb. 28 to move forward with the largest construction bond request in Oregon history. If approved by voters May 16, the $790 million measure would fund system-wide upgrades for …


Oregon roads, bridges falling apart; more funding key

Oregon’s transportation system is critical to the economy: one in five jobs in the state is transportation- and trade-related, and as a trade-dependent state we rely heavily on exports from farms, forests and factories to …


Building trades president expects Trump to keep his word on infrastructure

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 …


Trump advisers see arbitration as way to speed infrastructure plans

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.


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

A new St. Joseph County law aims to fine-tune requirements for finding the lowest “responsible and responsive bidder” when it comes to awarding contracts. It’s called the Responsible Bidder Ordinance (RBO). On Tuesday, the County …