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|May 11, 2021||Texas Central’s $20b High Speed Rail Project Begins Construction This Year||
“The $1.6 billion contract with Kiewit includes the installation of core electrical systems including critical safety and systems elements like Traction power, signaling and communications equipm ...Read more
|May 3, 2021||Illinois Port Construction Will Spawn 500 Union Jobs||
The new inland port in the Alexander Cairo Port District will have other benefits for the Illinois economy as well.
|April 27, 2021||Nation’s Small Shipyards Get $20m Boost From Maritime Admin||
The goal of the funding is to “strengthen U.S. shipyard economic competitiveness.”
The funds will be administered through the Small Shipyard Grant Program, which has doled out $262.5 mill ...Read more
|April 17, 2021||Top Paving Contractor Trends for 2021||
A lot of it has been spread around the United States, but not much ink has been spilled on the increasing use of recycled asphalt. According to Recycling Magazine, asphalt ...Read more
|April 9, 2021||Minnesota DOT Unveils 2021 Construction Agenda||
Officials say the work will support “thousands of construction jobs.”
Additionally, workers will improve infrastructure and safety on 51 multimodal projects, including airport, port, tran ...Read more
|April 6, 2021||Unions Protest Amazon Expansion in Massachusetts||
Amazon is planning a “fulfillment center” in North Andover, but local unions say they aren’t satisfied with Amazon’s business practices.
Union leaders say that Amazon has a habit of s ...Read more
|April 2, 2021||“Tsunami of Growth”: Construction Job Growth Soared in Month of March||
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) published today their analysis of new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showing rapid job growth in the construction industry last month. ...Read more
|March 31, 2021||Biden White House Unveils $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package||
The White House unveiled on Wednesday President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion dollar plan to address the country’s $infrastructure. Dubbed the American Jobs Plan, the goal is to address the fact that ...Read more
|March 1, 2021||How Contractor Associations Work with Labor Unions to Fill in the Gaps — and Sometimes Save the Day|
|February 22, 2021||New Study Shows Unionized Construction Sites are Safer||
The institute also looked at lost-time injury claims, which is when physicians recommend workers refrain from engaging in regular job duties due to injuries. Rates were 31 percent less frequent in ...Read more