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D.C. Mayor Vincent Grey thanks us for our endorsement!

Mayor Vincent Grey works hard for us. From the new soccer stadium to vital infrastructure projects, the mayor has been a friend and that is why we endorsed him for re-election as Mayor of Washington DC.

This is what Mayor Grey had to say when receiving our endorsement.

"Everyday, hardworking men and women build, maintain, repair and improve District infrastructure," said Mayor Gray. "The Building Trades Council is a strong advocate for its members as well as policies that create a robust economy. By working together, government and organized labor create good jobs. I am proud and honored to have the support of the Building Trades Council."

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The case often argued against project labor agreements (PLAs) — that they are somehow exclusionary, allegedly favor union contractors and union workers, etc. — misses the mark. Click here for more information


Say yes to LNG

The debate about whether the United States should export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cove Point and other waterfront terminals has been going on for months. It is time for action. Click here for more information


BREAKING NEWS: WHAT ROMNEY THINKS ABOUT HALF OF AMERICA

Watch this video and hear for yourself what Mitt Romney thinks about 48% of the American people. Click here for more information


ASHCRAFT & GEREL, LLP/WASHINGTON, D.C. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES SCHOLARSHIP 2011-2012

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Volume 20, Number 4 | April 2014

Hello Brothers, Sisters and friends,

We cleared a major hurdle in the Maryland General Assembly in March. SB232 (Procurement- Prevailing Wage- Accessibility) passed the tough and very conservative Senate Finance Committee by a vote of 6-5.

It was also voted on in the House Economic Matters committee and passed by a vote of 13-10. This bill proposes to reduce the current 50% state funding threshold to 25%.

If it goes on to pass into law it would enable prevailing wages to apply on elementary and secondary school projects funded at the lower 25% or above, this makes it much tougher for school authorities to avoid using prevailing rates and gives union contractors a more even playing field in which to compete.

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