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2012-01-18 13:27:00

President's Reported Denial of Keystone XL Permit a Political Decision at a Time When Workers Are Desperate for Jobs and Need Leaders with Courage WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - called the reported decision by the Obama Administration today to block permitting for Keystone XL pipeline "politics at its worst." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) Last fall the...

2012-01-06 12:24:00

Despite Uptick in National Jobs, Construction Unemployment Climbs WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor today suggest that despite a drop in the overall national unemployment rate, America's construction industry remains weak. Currently, more than 1.3 million construction workers are jobless. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) While the construction sector added 20,000 jobs in December, the...

2011-12-14 16:01:00

Unemployment Insurance Extension, Keystone XL Must Be Addressed, Not Used as Political Chess Pieces WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement regarding negotiations over an extension of federal unemployment insurance benefits: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) It is time for Congress to do something real to...

2011-12-12 17:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) today announced the launch of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement's (also known as the California Labor Commissioner's) Compliance Monitoring Unit (CMU). The unit will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the State's prevailing wage laws on state bond-funded public works projects in California. The CMU's role includes the review of certified payroll records, verification...

2011-11-30 08:30:00

Benefits Set to Run Out as America's Construction Industry Continues to Struggle WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - strongly urged Congress to extend federal unemployment insurance at a time when job creation in the construction industry remains stagnant. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO</font>) "Nearly 14 percent of construction...

2011-11-17 13:54:00

With One in Four Bridges in U.S. Unsound and More than 1 Million Construction Workers Jobless, It's Time for Action WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - said hundreds of protests across the U.S. on deficient and obsolete bridges highlights the need for Congress to pass a long-delayed, full-investment Highway Bill. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) "For more than two years,...

2011-11-10 16:38:00

Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Delay of Keystone XL Pipeline Construction WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today in response to the U.S. State Department delay of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) Environmentalists formed a circle...

2011-11-09 13:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approval of a new two-year Highway Bill that maintains jobs-creating investments in the nation's roads, bridges and transit: (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO</font>)...

2011-11-04 10:54:00

It's Time for Congress to Pass a Highway Bill WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A day after Senate Republicans voted against requiring the super-rich to pay their fair share of taxes in order to create construction jobs and invest in America's crumbling transportation system, new data from the U.S. Labor Department shows the jobs picture in the construction industry remains bleak. The industry shed 20,000 jobs in October, with more than 1.1 million construction workers...

2011-10-24 16:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Iron Workers International Union (www.ironworkers.org), teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), released a series of new architectural and ornamental training modules designed to replicate real-world assembly and installation challenges ironworkers face on jobsites. Currently, IMPACT Region VI has four new architectural and ornamental mockups in use at training locations in Houston, Arlington,...