NLRB rule expedites representation elections
- Published: Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:11
- Written by CP Staff
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Democratic Chief Deputy Whip Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) were among 10 bipartisan members of Congress who convened with transportation construction interests at the second annual Rally for Roads: Make Transportation Job #1 in Washington, D.C.
A multi-media campaign from the union representing plant and jobsite workers across the transportation infrastructure value chain spotlights the public safety crisis crumbling bridges, deteriorating roads and struggling transit systems pose. The Laborers’ International Union of North America undertaking is especially targeted at voters positioned to prod U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) into supporting a long-term highway bill that protects investment in transportation systems.
In perhaps the first such move this campaign season by a major national construction group, Associated Builders and Contractors endorsed Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, has struck down the state’s “Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act” (Public Act 98) curtailing local government units’ ability to exercise project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction contracts.