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Union Building Trades: Working Together in a New Partnership.

It is a new, challenging time for the building trades. And it is now time to change to meet those times. The Washington DC Building Trades Council is reorganizing to match our challenges on July 1st.

We are now combining strengths with our Baltimore brothers and sisters and forming CHOICE: The Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment.

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American cars should run on American tires

You can't bolster American independence by fostering foreign dependency.But that's exactly what you would be doing if you were to buy Cooper brand tires next time the tread runs thin on the ones that are on your car now. Click here for more information


The case for project labor agreements

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 5 | May 2014

Hello Brothers, Sisters and friends,

The 2014 Maryland General Assembly has officially ended! We were successful getting HB727/SB232, the Prevailing Wage Threshold bill passed and it now awaits a signature by the governor to become law.

This will enable the state’s current 50% funding threshold on school construction to be reduced to 25%, which prevents local education authorities from gaming the law by getting state funding at thresholds just below the 50% mark to avoid using prevailing rates!

When this is done, the projects are largely done nonunion because it prevents union contractors from being competitive.

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