A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Reshaping the Industry

Three actions are necessary to build a thriving, profitable and durable construction industry:

  • Acceptance.  Recognize current situations and challenges and accept they are real.
  • Leadership.  Embrace core values and principles as innovators and leaders.
  • Solutions.  Collaborate among owners, contractors and workforce for solutions.
What challenges is the construction industry facing?  What principles, like sustainable value and social responsibility, should industry leaders embrace?  Where will the solutions come from?
In our current economic situation, when money is tight, most subcontractors face the same dilemma.  The owners are demanding the least expensive project cost all the while...
This letter is from the first newsletter that we received going into the new year and it is important.  It describes one company’s workforce development program that meets...
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is considering interagency collaboration to step up enforcement of worker misclassification violations in Texas, a point they discussed in a...
Cyndi Mergele, Senior Manager at Padgett, Stratemann & Co., L.L.P. in San Antonio, wrote an interesting article for the Construction News, a newspaper focusing on the...
As much as the construction industry wanted to see 2010 come to an end, we are now faced with 2011 as a year of accelerating change.  Based on the latest figures from...
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Interfaith Worker Justice declared November 18, 2010 a National Day of Action Against Wage Theft, and helped organize actions in 50 cities across the United States. ...
There are many stories in the big city about wage theft from construction laborers, independent contractors and free lancers.  An article on the opinion page of the New York...
According to Buffalo Business First, Governor David Paterson signed the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act into law on December 13.  The passage of this law will make New...