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Local 33 is and will remain a politically active organization, helping to safeguard the best interests of our membership, our partner contractors and the industry as a whole through political education and activity.

Message from Business Manager: Keep Up the Good Work in West Virginia

Even  if you do not reside in West Virginia, you should by now be familiar with the efforts of our Brothers and Sisters within Local 33 and other building and construction trades to halt recent attacks on working families by the state’s legislature. (See yesterday’s post, “Building trades members...

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Building trades members at the WV Capitol today to fight for prevailing wage

Building trades members are out in full force today at the West Virginia State Capitol to rally against recent efforts to attack the rights of working families.

This legislative session, Republicans have pushed bills to roll back safety and legal rights for workers and scale back prevailing wage laws...

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Conflict of Interest Does Exist in Attempted Repeal of Sheet Metal Bill in West Virginia

Following up from yesterday’s Government Affairs post – “Republicans Continue to Take Away Safety from Hardworking West Virginians” – one of the Republican lawmakers looking to repeal all state laws that regulate HVAC technicians seems to have a conflict of interest in the matter.

Delegate Eric Householder, R-Berkeley, one of the most...

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Union density down slightly in 2014: Annual report

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that union density was 11.1 percent in 2014, down 0.2 percent from the year before. During the year, unions added 48,000 members, but the overall workforce grew more.

The agency’s annual survey for 2014 also showed the median weekly wage of union members was $207...

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Get to know Dayton Mayor Whaley in latest 'People in Politics'

The latest installment in the YouTube video series, “People in Politics” is now available for viewing online, featuring Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

Mayor Whaley was one of the youngest women ever chosen for a commission seat when first elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, and she currently serves as...

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