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To solve labor challenges and improve efficiency in building remote, large-scale solar-power projects across the U.S., McCarthy Building Cos. is borrowing principles of an approach developed by the U.S. government during World War II to accelerate industrial production, despite limits on staffing.
President Trump continues to court construction unions, telling the North America’s Building Trades Unions annual legislative conference that he wants to rebuild infrastructure, streamline project permitting and reduce undocumented labor.
The Iron Workers (IW) and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) have announced a new paid maternity-leave benefit, a groundbreaking move that officials hope will boost recruitment and retention of women workers.