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NLRB Issues Decision Modifying Independent Contractor Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) has issued a decision that reverts to its pre-2014 standard for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

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Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Signs Local Prevailing Wage Bill

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed Senate Bill 203, which requires the local prevailing wage be set at the rate that prevails for similar work performed under collective bargaining agreements in a locality. The measure, which was signed into law on Gov. Pritzker’s first full day in office, represents a departure from previous law, which viewed wage rates in collective bargaining agreements as one of several factors used to determine local prevailing wage rates.

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Report: Skilled Labor Shortages will Create Higher Labor Costs, Impact Consumers

The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar occupations than white-collar occupations.

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OSHA Announces Dates for National Safety Stand-Down

OSHA has announced the dates for the sixth National Safety Stand-Down!

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Newly Published Documents Reveal OSHA Use of Drones for Work Site Inspections

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SWACCA Submits Comments to U.S. DOL regarding Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

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SWACCA Applauds National Apprenticeship Week

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SWACCA Submits Joint Letter to the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Plans

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"Right to Work" Proposition A Defeated in Missouri

Missouri's "Right to Work" law has been vetoed by voters. SWACCA is proud that our members were part of this important victory.

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Addressing Common Questions about the GROW Act

SWACCA supports the GROW Act as a key feature of multiemployer pension reform.  SWACCA is working closely with other industry stakeholders including the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) as part of this effort.  The NCCMP recently published a bulletin that answers common questions about the GROW Act. 

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SWACCA Applauds U.S. Department of Labor on Training and Employment Notice (TEN) on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

The U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued on Friday, July 27th a Training and Employment Notice (TEN) on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs. This is an encouraging development in SWACCA's fight to defend the widespread and effective apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. 

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Walls & Ceilings Features SWACCA’s Participation In White House Workforce Training Event

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