Construction Union Bosses Agree To 10-Year Wage Freezes To Keep Dues Flowing To Union Contractors
Although unions are notoriously uncompetitive in the construction industry and union bosses negotiating wage freezes may make some sense in a bad economy, ten years’ worth of wage freezes seems extraordinarily long.
At least is seems long until one realizes that Michigan union bosses got what they want out of the contracts–the ability to collect union dues in a Right-to-Work state for another ten years and to use those dues to subsidize union contractors.
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Fallout On Obama’s Killing Of Keystone Jobs Continues As “Repulsed” Laborers’ Union Quits Alliance
The fallout over Barack Obama’s decision to kill 20,000 (mostly) union jobs on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project continues as the Laborers International Union of North America left the BlueGreen Alliance Friday afternoon. Founded in 2006, the BlueGreen Alliance is a political pairing of left-wing unions and environmental groups whose mission (so to speak) is to ensure that America’s conversion to a green economy | Read More »
, BlueGreen Alliance
, Building & Construction Trades Division
, Card Check
, Keystone XL Pipeline
, Laborers International Union of North America
, Mark Ayers
, Terry O'Sullivan