Affiliation Construction Trades, a division of the WV State Building & Construction Trades Council

Representing 20,000 union workers in the building trades industry

600 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston WV 25301 304-345-7570

www.actwv.org

Website by The Phillips Group

In The News

Sacramento (CA) Bee:
Pay construction workers a fair wage

Since 1990, wages, adjusted for inflation, have actually decreased by 25 percent and been redistributed into profit margins for developers, which are growing 50 percent faster than the cost of materials or labor.

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Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Union protests contractor's alleged failure to deduct taxes

Union workers Thursday staged a protest at the worksite of a company they contend has failed to pay state payroll withholding taxes on more than $10 million of state Division of Highways contracts.

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WSAZ NewsChannel 3:
Opening of Crum school pushed back again

Construction delays are pushing the start date back yet again for Crum Pre-K-8th grade students in Wayne County.

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Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Proposal to keep WV workers’ pay on public projects secret debated

Legislators Tuesday debated a proposal to keep secret how much workers are paid when they’re hired for publicly funded projects.

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West Virginia Press Association:
Bill to declare public works projects’ wage records confidential meets dead end

Delegates Caputo, Brewer, Ferro, Marcum, Diserio, Bates and others fought for Freedom of Information.

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The State Journal:
Wage information on public projects should be public, not private

The House of Delegates on Thursday shot down a last-minute attempt to salvage a bill that would have limited the public disclosure of wages paid on government construction projects.

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Public News Servive:
Swope defends hiring immigrant workers

Republican state Senate candidate Chandler Swope refuted criticism that his construction company is using immigrant labor to build a Wayne County school. But that defense is now drawing scrutiny.

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The State Journal:
Clarifying prevailing wage savings estimates

A recent guest column from Bryan Hoylman of the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia and Jason Huffman of the West Virginia chapter of Americans for Prosperity made the claim that the repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law has saved the state $20 million in just two months. This claim deserves a closer look.

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The State Journal:
Real data on prevailing wage show no savings

If you look at facts, it is clear the repeal of the state prevailing wage law will be one of the most disastrous, job-killing measures our Legislature has ever taken.

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