Landing on Construction: My Journey Across the Globe

“I do not come from a lineage of tradespeople, nor did I ever think as a young person that I would find a home in construction. Instead, I wandered through a thousand interests, a hundred places, multiple schools, and several career paths before arriving at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 429 in Nashville, Tenn.”

Brown pledges to employ union labor for projects over $25 million

“The University has committed to employing all-union labor for any construction project over $25 million for the next five years as part of an agreement with the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, according to a press release.”

Thousands of jobs headed to CSRA

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and the Augusta Building and Construction Trades Council signed an agreement that will pave the way for a major construction project, bringing thousands of jobs to skilled craft and trade workers.

U.S. Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965

“Seventy-one percent of Americans now approve of labor unions. Although statistically similar to last year’s 68%, it is up from 64% before the pandemic and is the highest Gallup has recorded on this measure since 1965.”

As apprenticeships take off, unions are in the driver’s seat

“As major federal investments like the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure law, and now the CHIPS and Science Act start to create millions of new jobs, the country’s unions are at the forefront of efforts to build up the workforce to meet that demand.”