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DC to New York in 60 Minutes   Northeast Maglev is positioning the City of Philadelphia to be part of a major development project by bringing the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train to the Northeast. To make this happen, they announced a partnership with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. This much-needed investment…Read More

The construction industry is full of misclassification, wage theft and labor violations. In Virginia, Local 205 members have come across many projects at Virginia Commonwealth University where the construction workers on duty are mentioning these same issues. “They don’t pay people for overtime when they work more hours. They don’t deduct taxes for your pension…Read More

DC to New York in 60 Minutes   Northeast Maglev is positioning the District of Columbia to be part of a major development project by bringing the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train to Washington, D.C. To make this happen, they announced a partnership with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. This much-needed investment…Read More

The State of New Jersey is looking to provide more opportunities for the next generation of construction workers. There have been steps taken to prioritize the use of apprenticeship programs for public work jobs in the state to do this. Unions have demonstrated over the last century that the instructing and molding of carpenters have…Read More

  Construction in New Jersey is growing, and the State is investing in public projects that will help revitalize our economy and give local contractors opportunities. Additionally, this investment is intended to restore construction workers’ next generation through apprenticeship requirements on public projects. The Eastern Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters has been especially interested in…Read More

The essential nature of the construction industry demands an evolution in how business is done so projects can still be completed on a timely basis and safely. Advances in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and mandatory social distancing protocols are a necessity. While COVID-19 is still a complication worldwide and no vaccine is in sight, the…Read More

“The NEBT will mitigate flooding and sewer backups that have historically impacted the Northeastern part of D.C. since the late 1800s and aid in the control of combined sewerage overflows to the Anacostia River,” DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project Director Carlton Ray said on their website “When the NEBT is completed and in service, it…Read More

Click HERE to listen to the full podcast. The Building PA Podcast serves the construction industry throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Hosted by Chris Martin, President of Atlas Marketing, and Jon O’Brien, Executive Director for the Keystone Contractors Association. Howard Bernstein of Penn Installation sits down with both Chris and Jon to discuss his thoughts…Read More

Good paying union jobs are making their way to West Virginia over the next year. Longview Power is expected to add gas energy and solar generation capabilities to one of the nation’s most efficient coal-fired power plants. This large expansion will provide well over 5,000 construction jobs, including benefits and higher wages. Longview Power COO,…Read More

In June of 2019, a refinery site in South Philly had an unfortunate explosion occur, resulting in a massive fireball that launched into the highly populated state of Pennsylvania. Due to this explosion, the refinery site declared bankruptcy and the site is now being bid on for new ownership. The site occupies 1,300 acres and…Read More