January 10, 2017

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

    NAFC will be holding their next Annual Conference in 2017 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, […]

Productivity slides without prevailing wage laws Larry L. Roberts

BY LARRY L. ROBERTS DECEMBER 30, 2016 12:36 PM Recently, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson penned a column with his Christmas wish list of low-road pro-business issues he expects the GOP to address in the 2017 General Assembly. While I am not surprised by Adkisson’s support for repeal of Kentucky’s prevailing-wage […]

Prevailing Wage Repeal Would Hurt Kentucky’s Economy

Repealing Kentucky’s prevailing wage law would weaken the state’s economy, according to a new study. Eliminating prevailing wage would cause a pay cut for middle-class workers, qualify more workers for public assistance, slash apprenticeship training, and result in more of Kentucky’s tax dollars going to out-of-state or foreign contractors. Veterans, who populate construction trades at […]

Effect of state laws prohibiting the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities on the enforcement of section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

November 17, 2016 Issued by ADMINISTRATOR DAVID WEIL This Administrator’s Interpretation provides guidance regarding the impact of state laws that prohibit the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities on the enforcement of section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers paying subminimum wages to workers with disabilities under a section 14(c) […]

Prevailing wage repeal a con job | Frank Manzo IV

Frank Manzo IV, Guest Contributor 7:46 a.m. EST December 19, 2016 The dictionary defines a “con job” as an act of “swindling or duping” to get one’s way. Kentucky voted overwhelmingly to elect Donald Trump President, along with historic GOP majorities in both houses of the Legislature. To win, Trump and Kentucky Republicans campaigned on […]

Opinion: How prevailing-wage laws help veterans

12/08/2016, 06:51pm Mike Pounovich and Marc Poulos A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million salaried workers from taking effect, imperiling one of the outgoing president’s signature achievements for boosting wages. Veterans work in construction at higher rates than non-veterans. And the military […]

City will soon be able to revoke permits at unsafe work sites

By Meghan E. Irons GLOBE STAFF DECEMBER 16, 2016 City officials will soon have the authority to deny, revoke, or suspend a permit for any contractor with a poor record of ensuring their workers’ safety. The City Council approved the safety measure this week, sending a strong message to anyone pulling permits after two construction […]

Illegal ‘underground’ construction costing NJ taxpayers millions, report finds

By: Andrew Polk Posted: Oct 08, 2016 04:26 PM CDT The state of New Jersey is losing millions of uncollected tax dollars every year because of a robust and growing underground construction economy, according to a new report by researchers at the Stockton University William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. The report finds this […]

Podcast: “Right-to-Work” Regulations and Unions

The Illinois Update DECEMBER 5, 2016 Episode 3 of For A Living focuses on “right-to-work” laws. The podcast is available on iTunes and on SoundCloud. What are so-called “right-to-work” laws? What is the historical background of these laws? What are their policy implications for the working class? Where are current political and legal battles occurring? […]

Mayor Kenney Signs Expansion of Prevailing Wage Legislation (PA)

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2016 Published By: Office of the Mayor Contact: Mike Dunn, (215) 686-6210 Mike.Dunn@phila.gov (Philadelphia, October 20, 2016) – Declaring it a vital step for thousands who struggle to make ends meet, Mayor Kenney today signed into law a measure that expands the City’s Prevailing Wage Ordinance to include service workers […]

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