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Workers return to Washington state jobsite after discovery of radioactive soil

Workers return to Washington state jobsite after...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

Though likely somewhat reluctant, workers returned to a jobsite in Richland, Washington Thursday after radioactive soil was found there. According to ...

Construction crew solves the Salem mystery of St. Joseph’s statue

Construction crew solves the Salem mystery of St....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2013

For 64 years people in Salem, Massachusetts wondered "Where did St. Joseph go?" Between 1911 and 1944, a 12-foot-tall statue of ...

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling economic recovery

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2013

It looks like Executive Editor Tom Jackson's fear of construction's current labor shortage stifling the economic recovery is already coming ...

VIDEO: Spire-mounted camera captures ascent to the top of the World Trade Center

VIDEO: Spire-mounted camera captures ascent to the top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2013

Nearly two weeks ago, as construction workers looked on with pride, the spire was lifted to the top of the ...

Lower pay, higher costs, immigration enforcement involved in California construction companies’ struggle to find workers

Lower pay, higher costs, immigration enforcement...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 09, 2013

Same story, different place. Just like their counterparts in Minnesota and other metro areas across the country, construction companies in California, ...

Scaffolding failure sends Louisiana construction workers dangling 100 feet in the air before rescued

Scaffolding failure sends Louisiana construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2013

Three construction workers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana likely have a whole new appreciation for life ropes after a scary incident ...

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under new guest worker agreement

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2013

The path toward a final deal on immigration reform has likely been cleared now that the country's business and labor ...

VIDEO: Letterman’s Top Ten features “Construction Worker Pet Peeves”

VIDEO: Letterman’s Top Ten features...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2013

We won't waste much of your time explaining this one so you can get right to the video. On "The ...

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting immigration reform

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

Ah politics! Strange bedfellows. Even stranger enemies. One would think the universal brotherhood of union workers would welcome with solidarity the ...

Undocumented workers make up half of Texas’ construction workforce

Undocumented workers make up half of Texas’...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 26, 2013

A report released Thursday alleges that half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented, aka illegal aliens. Why is nobody ...

No Big Gulp for you burly man

No Big Gulp for you burly man

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 01, 2012

      By now you’ve probably seen the news that nanny mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned the sale of sugary drinks larger ...

Good news, bad news on construction employment front

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 04, 2012

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but ...

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