March 16, 2017

Recently Announced – 19th Annual NAFC Conference – Nashville, TN, Sept. 24 – 26, 2017

NAFC will be holding its 2017 Annual Conference in Music City U.S.A. – Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, in the heart of the city. NAFC’s National Conference is attended by several hundred participants from across the nation, including representatives from labor organizations, fair contractors, fair contracting compliance […]

The impact of repealing prevailing wage laws on military veterans

Abdur Chowdhury, Professor, Department of Economics, Marquette University February 1, 2017 Prevailing wage laws have been the focus of public policy debate in the United States for some time now. … The prevailing wage concept arises from the concern that unbridled competition among employers to pay low wages in construction would lead to a less-skilled […]

Prevailing wage: myth vs. reality (CT)

Published February 05. 2017 12:01AM Kimberly Glassman Governor Malloy has made a recommendation to raise the threshold as to when our state’s prevailing wage law is triggered on public works construction projects. Connecticut currently has the second highest thresholds in the country, and the highest in New England. To those who don’t work in the […]

Time to be honest about prevailing wages

Robb Kahl January 27, 2017 1:08 pm What troubles me the most about certain far-right-leaning legislators’ recent efforts to further erode prevailing-wage laws is the false propaganda used in an effort to justify their mission. It’s time to be honest. They are on a clear mission to lower the family incomes of middle-class construction workers. […]

Repealing prevailing wage laws hurt veterans (WI)

Paul Gehl, Community columnist 8:12 a.m. CT Jan. 21, 2017 We have to do a better job of supporting our returning military veterans in Wisconsin – whether it is improving their health care, job opportunities, pay scale or all of the above. I read recently with great irony that the Wisconsin executive director of Americans […]

Amid Talk of Deregulation, Database Documents the Obama Administration’s Final Offensive Against Corporate Crime

Good Jobs First 21/02/2017 Washington, DC, February 21, 2017-While Washington is focused on deregulation, the country’s first database on corporate crime has documented the wave of cases against major companies resolved by the Obama Administration during its final weeks. Violation Tracker, a public service of Good Jobs First’s Corporate Research Project launched in 2015, today […]

EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo to propose bill that clamps down on wage theft from out-of-state companies (NY)

KENNETH LOVETT NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, January 7, 2017, 9:00 PM   ALBANY – Gov. Cuomo is set to propose legislation that will allow the state to aggressively go after wage theft in New York, the Daily News has learned. The bill, to be announced as part of the governor’s State of the State […]

Battles Over Labor’s Wages Heats Up At Capitol (CT)

By KEITH M. PHANEUF February 21, 2017, 6:08 PM The clash over labor costs intensified Tuesday at the state Capitol. While one legislative panel split down the middle over whether to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage, unions and their allies rallied to battle proposals that would allow communities to cut worker wages on public construction projects. […]

Key legislators and worker advocates introduce bill to crack down on wage theft in Illinois

21 FEBRUARY 2017 BY MILITARY NEWS SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Three key legislators, State Senate Labor Committee Chairman Daniel Biss and State Representatives Lisa Hernandez and Carol Ammons, have joined forces with worker advocates, including HourVoice and United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 881, to introduce groundbreaking legislation (SB1720) to crack […]

Minnesota unions, businesses unite against wage theft

February 22, 20179:39 AM CST BY BARB KUCERA ST. PAUL, Minn. – Workers and communities suffer – and businesses face unfair competition – when companies cheat their employees through wage theft, Minnesota advocates told lawmakers at a mid-February hearing at the state capitol in St. Paul. They called on the legislature to pass measures to […]

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