As of January 1, 2016 monthly dues will be increased to $42.50
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Decline In Union Density Costs Nonunion Workers $133 Billion Annually In Lost Wages - Economic Policy InstituteSubmitted by superuser on August 31, 2016 - 8:52am.
The overlooked reason why wages are stuck and inequality is growing is the dramatic decline in union density since 1979 has resulted in far lower wages for nonunion workers, an impact larger than the 5 percent effect of globalization on their wages found in recent research. Specifically, nonunion men lacking a college degree would have earned 8%, or $3,016 annually, more in 2013 if unions had remained as strong as they were in 1979.
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"Construction is ahead of schedule for a $95 million railcar manufacturing facility being put in off of Page Boulevard in Springfield, according to the MBTA." No surprise to those who know construction. This project is being built under a Project Labor Agreement ensuring that work is performed by highly skilled local crafts men and women trained in union apprenticeship programs.
"The $183.3 million reconstruction of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield is six months ahead of schedule, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary of transportation and CEO of MassDOT." This is yet another project benefitting from a Project Labor Agreement and the skilled crafts men and women of Massachusetts Building Trades Unions. Build it right - Build it Union.
Union construction crews worked ahead of schedule and moved a 2.9 million-pound span into place on the Fore River Bridge early Monday.
The span was floated on a barge through the marine channel to the bridge, which connects Weymouth and Quincy. The installation process required the use of tug boats and close coordination by the contractor, the US Coast Guard, and other marine officials.
The President of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council, Francis Callahan Jr., submitted a heartfelt rebuttal to a recent letter published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe that attacked unions. Mr.
Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions Address To The Democratic National ConventionSubmitted by superuser on July 26, 2016 - 1:29pm.
Hillary Clinton has the boldest infrastructure plan we’ve seen in generations. She will help us repair roads and bridges, make broadband universal, build new airports, and modernize our energy grid. And she’ll do it all while creating good, fair-paying jobs with standards that support real apprenticeship programs, which the building trades pioneered, to ensure workers get the skills they need to succeed.
And let me be very clear: We cannot rebuild America unless we treat America’s workers with respect.
Here's something that you already knew but bears repeating. Keep up the good work and spread the word on the benefits of union membership.