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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday used a White House meeting to pitch President Trump on a massive investment in train lines, bridges and other building projects as a way to “supercharge” an economy laid low by the novel coronavirus.

The third-term Democrat, who has had a contentious relationship with his fellow Queens native, emerged proclaiming that the president “gets it,” saying he and Trump talked as New Yorkers and that he appealed to Trump’s instincts as a builder.

The scientific community's understanding of how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads is evolving. This COVID-19 Clearinghouse was established as a central resource for construction employers and workers to find the latest research, guidance documents, training and other resources to help prevent the spread of the disease as construction work continues in some markets and starts up in others. The information posted is accurate as of the date posted. Every effort will be made to include only the latest information, however, since the situation is evolving, please let us know if more timely information is available.

WASHINGTON – April 27, 2020 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training released a new national standard for infectious disease exposure control practices for U.S. construction sites. These guidelines aim to prevent disease, disability and death caused by infectious disease exposure in lieu of federal action by OSHA.

Construction was accelerated to make 120 new beds available for a possible COVID surge.

Philadelphia, PA - About 500 workers finished the partial construction in three weeks by working around the clock, according to Building Trades manager John J. Dougherty, who said they were split into three shifts to encourage social distancing, among other safety precautions.

Of all the injustices exposed by this public health crisis, the risks faced by non-union workers are the most apparent.

Chicago, IL - In the space of just over a month, the coronavirus outbreak has become an all-encompassing global crisis, whose economic ramifications, though still developing, are certain to be catastrophic. As spring turns to summer and then fall, and we’re be able to take fuller stock of the devastation, we’ll know which industries came out stronger, which need to reinvent themselves, and which unfortunately will never come back. 

- 46,000 Are "Structurally Deficient" and in Poor Condition

- NYC's Brooklyn Bridge and D.C.'s Theodore Roosevelt Bridge Make List

- National, State and Local Data Available: www.artbabridgereport.org

With the ink barely dry on a massive, $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, House Democrats are already laying out their targets for the next round of emergency aid, including major investments in the nation's infrastructure systems.

In his State of the Union address, President Trump set an encouraging vision to reclaim America’s “building heritage” and advance economic prosperity in calling for $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investment. Now, Congress must act with urgency, build on bipartisan...
  ReBuild USA has released its report on The State of Infrastructure, and five principles for Congress as it considers an infrastructure bill. Read the full report and principles below. BROAD: Modernize all aspects of America’s […]
The congressional Problem Solvers Caucus on Wednesday released a bipartisan report detailing policy suggestions for a future infrastructure plan.
Best States: Infrastructure Rankings BRIAN MCVICAR Repairing Michigan's infrastructure is at the forefront of voters' minds heading into the November election, according to a statewide survey of 600 residents by Lansing-based polling firm EPIC-MRA. A […]
Best States: Infrastructure Rankings The condition of infrastructure is key to evaluating the quality of life for any state’s citizens. In ranking the Best States for infrastructure, use of renewable energy and the quality of […]
Chamber makes case for gas tax increase to fund infrastructure MALLORY SHELBOURNE The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday made its case for increasing the gas tax as it unveiled a plan to rebuild America’s […]
Trump raises infrastructure investment plan to $1.7 trillion REUTERS STAFF WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his long-awaited plan to help rebuild the nation’s infrastructure would result in about $1.7 […]
Study finds Indiana common construction wage repeal reduced worker pay, didn't save money on public works projects By DAN CARDEN nwi.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Gov. Mike Pence signed the 2015 repeal of Indiana's common construction […]
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. Read More Permanent […]
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 […]
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 […]
Work begins on $1T infrastructure plan © Getty Images President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package is slowly beginning to take shape. Read More Permanent link to this post (25 words, estimated 6 secs reading 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. Read […]
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 […]
The St. Joseph Co. council went against a veto to pass the Responsible Bidder law. Watch Video Permanent link to this post (19 words, estimated 5 secs reading time)
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 […]
From Daily Labor Report Daily Labor Report® is the objective resource the nation’s foremost labor and employment professionals read and rely on, providing reliable, analytical coverage of top labor and employment... Read More Permanent link […]
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. Read More […]
By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Missouri's prevailing wage law may not prevail much longer. The Republican-dominated Legislature has set its sights on repealing or revising the state law. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens called for […]
By Don McIntosh 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 […]
By OHIO PUBLIC RADIO Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has rolled out an infrastructure rebuilding blueprinhe and other senators call a guide for President Trump. Read More Permanent link to this post (31 […]
'Pay now - or pay a whole lot more later' By: KTVZ.COM news sources Read More Permanent link to this post (18 words, estimated 4 secs reading time)
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 critical of Senate […]

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Illinois —Thanks to legal action by the Midwest Region Laborers (LIUNA), Illinois construction workers hopefully will have their prevailing wage rates again current with local government. 

by DOUG LeDUC
KPC NEWS
Fort Wayne —The Northeast Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council and Northeast Indiana Works are considering the state’s four northeastern-most counties for their next round of pre-apprenticeship construction trades training.

by ALEX LANTSBERG
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Los Angeles —Some builders and developers falsely claim that paying prevailing wages would lead to higher housing prices and make the state’s affordability crisis worse. They’re wrong; they want to maintain a status quo that allows them to line their pockets at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

by PAULA C. SQUIRES
VIRGINIA BUSINESS
Virginia —A new survey by the Consumer Energy Alliance shows that a majority of voters polled in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina support the expansion of domestic energy production, including construction of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

by NICK COLTRAIN
COLORADOAN
Colorado — Colorado's roads are leaving its economy vulnerable to its neighboring states, transportation advocates and the governor warned Tuesday. 

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.

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.

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.

President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package is slowly beginning to take shape. Although the debate over repealing and replacing ObamaCare is hogging the spotlight in Washington, work is underway behind the scenes to craft comprehensive legislation aimed at repairing U.S. roads, bridges and airports.

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.

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.

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

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.

From Daily Labor Report
Daily Labor Report® is the objective resource the nation’s foremost labor and employment professionals read and rely on, providing reliable, analytical coverage of top labor and employment...

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.

By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian
Missouri's prevailing wage law may not prevail much longer.
The Republican-dominated Legislature has set its sights on repealing or revising the state law.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens called for the law's repeal in his State of the State speech because it "drives up the cost of important construction work that needs to get done."


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

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