Unions, Activists Align on Affordable Housing

By Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal

A group of New York City construction unions have forged a coalition with affordable housing activists to ratchet up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to require organized labor in the building of 80,000 lower-cost apartment units over the next decade.

Union leaders and building contractors rally in support of arena

By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee

Union leaders and building contractors rallied in support of the proposed NBA arena in Sacramento today, although a group representing some contractors said it would withhold its backing if construction of the hotel rooms, stores and restaurants surrounding the arena was limited to union shops.

State law sparks union, partisan debate in Kane County

By James Fuller, Daily Herald

Political partisan déjà vu regarding a pending expansion of the state’s Prevailing Wage Act happened Thursday in Kane County, pitting union members against nonunion contractors.

Political partisan déjà vu regarding a pending expansion of the state’s Prevailing Wage Act happened Thursday in Kane County, pitting union members against nonunion contractors.

Big Labor, Big Costs

By Ryan Willard, The Washington Free Beacon Government-mandated and union-backed project labor agreements (PLAs) are