Missouri’s Effort to Suspend RTW Law

As we all know, earlier this year Missouri was the 28th state to adopt a “right-to-work” law. Now there is an effort by labor groups to get this law on the ballot for 2018 and let voters decide. The labor groups who have organized this effort have just over a month to get enough signatures on the ballot to suspend the law.

Missouri labor groups launch petition to suspend Right to Work

Chao backing Davis-Bacon for infrastructure spending

Republicans squabble over prevailing wage law


CDR staff have been enjoying using the new Countable app. The app allows users to express their opinions on various pieces of legislation, and provides a direct conduit to your Senators and Representatives.

It is definitely worth checking out!


NABTU President Sean McGarvey speaks about “seek[ing] common ground”

We were ‘forceful’ with Trump, says building trades president

Our Updated ALERTS system

Organized Labor and Management: Get the information you need now and make sure your colleagues can, too! With CDR’s new ALERTS system, the latest information about permits pulled in your area by specific contractors or owners can be dropped immediately into your and any designated colleague’s inbox, allowing you to take immediate action.

As you may already know, raw, unprocessed data from all available sources in your area is displayed daily on the “Data Portal” and allows you to access new permits and records. This allows organizers and other staff the opportunity to plan their day or week with the latest information in mind. For example, if you see that a building permit has been issued to a specific general contractor for work that you hope will go to one of your member contractors, you can approach that general with this information in mind.

The ALERTS system builds on this immediacy of data by sending you an email when a certain project, owner, contractor or address is issued a new permit. You simply create and save a search and designate yourself to be notified. And NOW you can even designate the appropriate colleague or staff to receive this information. It saves steps and expedites your communication process.


Colorado Union Membership is up!


Colorado union membership rising, government stats say