A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

In his New York Times column this past week, David Brooks digs into the message he believes working class people are trying to deliver to politicians about the kind of society we want and what those in government should do to foster an economy that works for all Americans.
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November 14, 2018
While leaning on the strength of rural Texas – which played a key role in putting Sen. Cruz, Gov. Abbott, and others over the top – Chairman Dickey acknowledged losses for Republicans in the state’s major metropolitan areas.
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November 07, 2018
Since the Legislature decides many of the policies that business interests, including the construction industry, will have to deal with, it is appropriate to take a look at which races are particularly competitive heading into Tuesday’s election.
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November 01, 2018
One of the key players in representing the construction industry in Texas is calling it a career this year and a big celebration is planned next month.
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October 26, 2018
In their latest episode, Director Gregory Kallenberg, Executive Producer Loren Steffy and their film crew explore the challenges of entering the United States legally. After pointing out that US immigration law is only surpassed in complexity by tax law, the team works to make crystal clear the hurdles faced by workers and others doing their best to enter following the rules. 
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October 23, 2018
The ongoing labor shortage in the construction industry has ripple effects and has sparked conversations about how to attract and retain a workforce. In that vein, a company...
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October 15, 2018
Armed with data and cool reasoning, the filmmakers at the Rational Middle are taking direct aim at one of the biggest myths out there: That undocumented immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans.
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October 10, 2018
As construction of a section of border wall begins in El Paso, a new debate is raging about how many undocumented immigrants are present in the United States. 
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October 02, 2018
The filmmakers at the Rational Middle have now released three additional installments of their documentary series on immigration, first tackling the question of whether a physical barrier along the United States’ international boundary with Mexico would have any positive impact. 
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September 27, 2018
“Fraudulent roofers often look like the real thing and the lack of licensing requirements make it more difficult for residents to verify a roofer’s credibility or track them down and hold them accountable after a potential failure to deliver agreed-upon services.”
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September 18, 2018