Tag: construction

President Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing PLAs on Federal Projects

President Obama recently signed his fourth labor-friendly executive order, this time allowing the federal government to require project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects.  This order overturns a prior order from President Bush disallowing PLAs.  Click here to read the text of the order.  This latest action follows Obama’s three executive orders earlier … Continue Reading

Carpenters Union to Pay Oregon Employer $450,000 to Settle Picketing Dispute

The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of the Carpenters and Joiners of America recently agreed to pay Hoffman Construction Co. $450,000 and to settle a lawsuit over alleged unlawful picketing during a 2007 strike in Oregon.  The Carpenters have also agreed to pay an additional $200,000 into an escrow account until the union has trained its members on … Continue Reading

Female Crane Operator Sues for Sex Bias Over Urination Policy

Ever wonder how the people who operate those giant construction cranes at a high-rise construction site take bathroom breaks?  Thanks to a new case, we now know.  In Johnson v. AK Steel Corp., the Southern District of Ohio ruled last month that a female crane operator may proceed with state and federal gender discrimination claims … Continue Reading
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