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Project Labor Agreements: An Ownership Tool for Success

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

A Project Labor Agreement is a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project. On certain types of projects, PLAs have been demonstrated to be a very useful construction managem...

Liuna Mean Business

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

Think about it: millions of business transactions happen each day where people set a price or affix a value to a product or service. A steel supplier sets a price for their steel; lawyers write contracts outlining terms and conditions; a farmer determines what she is willing to pay for feed, and an ...

Liuna Helps Build a Safer Worksite

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

  Concerned about growing inconsistencies among New Jersey's construction sites, where laborers found differences mostly in health and safety practices -- an idea that can be damaging in such a dangerous industry -- contractors and laborers knew a middle ground was needed. From that d...

Apprentice Spotlight: Recent Grad Talks About Why Liuna

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

A Quick Study of How Unions Help Workers Win a Voice on the Job

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

What is a union? A union is a group of workers who form an organization to gain:Respect on the job,Better wages and benefits,More flexibility for work and family needs,A counterbalance to the unchecked power of employers, andA voice in improving the quality of their products and services. How d...

Apprentice Spotlight: Andrea Riley

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

Andrea Riley joined the Laborers as an apprentice in 2007. The Laborers Local 472 member sat down to discuss her experience in the New Jersey Construction Craft Laborers Program, he attitude towards construction, and her future goals.Why did you join the Union?I wanted to work, make a good living. I...

LIUNA Spotlight: Hector Fuentes

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

Hector Fuentes remembers the combustible working conditions that burned his lungs. He recalls fearing for his health amid hoping he'll see his next meal with his crummy earnings. It's easy to dream of a better road in such dank quarters, but difficult to take the first step to get there. Still, Fuen...

Build Safe New Jersey

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

Concerned about growing inconsistencies among New Jersey's construction sites, where laborers found differences mostly in health and safety practices -- an idea that can be damaging in such a dangerous industry -- contractors and laborers knew a middle ground was needed.From that dilemma came BuildS...

Prevailing Wages: What You Need to Know

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/09/2012

Enacted in 1931, the federal Davis-Bacon Act established the concept that a community prevailing wage should be paid on government-funded construction projects. Its purpose is to give all contractors equal opportunity to bid and win government contracts, and to ensure that the government will not un...

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