A bill being debated in the Alaska State Legislature will impact prevailing wage on public projects. HB 313 (read text here) will raise the threshold on when prevailing wage must be paid on a public project. The laws currently state that any project above $25,000 will… Read More
ACT NOW- Vote to come 2/26/16 CALL YOUR WA SENATOR 1-800-562-6000 to Pass 2SHB 2804 providing College Tuition for Surviving Family Members of a Fallen Highway Worker on WA Transportation Projects. Washington’s highway worker families need your help. As constituents please ask your Senator for their Vote… Read More
President Douglas McCarron released a strong statement on the proposed Immigration Reform happening in Washington DC.
By DON McINTOSH, Associate Editor The City of Portland is about to try out a new kind of project labor agreement on public construction contracts. The 23-page “Model Community Benefits Agreement” approved Sept. 5 mandates that on future City construction projects, unions will represent workers,… Read More
By Dorian Warren The 99 Percent Plan is a joint Roosevelt Institute-Salon series that explores how progressives can shape a new vision for the economy. This is the third essay in the series. The fate of the labor movement is the fate of American democracy…. Read More