The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the posting of stationary banners by members of a construction union at a secondary employer’s workplace does not violate the nation’s labor laws. Photo: Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters Related Links: National Labor Relations Board Ruling Knoxville Carpenters Protest Drywall Contractor Carpenters Target Businesses in Tulsa with Banners Pacific Northwest carpenters’ council website The 3-2 decision, split along party lines, is one of the first major rulings on a controversial issue from the board’s new roster of members. Organized labor considers the case a significant victory. The board has at least
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.