With the federal government mired in partisan warfare, U.S. building trades unions are showing the way in rebuilding the country, while also reaching out – and putting to work – the women and minorities who will be the future of the construction industry, two top politicians say. Read more »
On Tuesday, March 4th, the Construct Tomorrow program provided hands-on trades experiences for over 200 students at the Fairview Area Learning Center in Roseville. Students had an opportunity to wire circuits, trowel cement, cut and patch carpet. The iron workers taught students how to walk an I-beam and practice tying re-bar. Other stations included caulking demonstrations and learning how to build a stone archway. At the end of the event, those students that express an interest in the trades are encouraged to fill out a survey to learn more information about constr Read more »
Opponents often say a higher minimum wage is only important to the small segment of the workforce that earns the lowest wages. In reality, the minimum wage is fundamental to maintaining our quality of life, much like overtime, safety, prevailing wage and other workplace standards.
When the minimum wage is too low, all wages are at risk. Read more »