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The Paradox of Managing Large Jobs

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FABRICATION: The Productivity Advantage

Building on the jobsite has always had productivity challenges. Clash, material mismanagement, adverse weather conditions, injuries, wasted motion, and many other factors lead to inefficiencies that cost you time and money. And as a result, generally speaking, less than 50 percent of time on the jobsite is productive. That means less than half your employees’ time is spent contributing to a job’s profit margin.

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Powering Tool Safety

In recent years, the total number and rate of work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) or ergonomic injuries in construction have increased significantly.1 With an increase of 12%, this data highlights the need for both employers and employees to focus more of their attention to ergonomic safety. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, there is a 19% employment increase for electricians projected through 2024. Why is this significant? It equals more than 81,000 new opportunities to improve safety right at the beginning of these apprentices’ careers.

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How to Protect Your Assets

One of the keys to learning how to protect your business and personal assets from lawsuits is to understand how lawsuits work. The proceedings of a lawsuit can be broken into six simple steps.

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Why "Prevailing Wages" Exist & How to Take Advantage of Them

The year was 1927. Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic and Henry Ford, following the success of the Model T, released the mass production Model A with over 400,000 sold in the first two weeks. The United States, flush with cash from the economic boom nicknamed the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ was completing federal projects such as the Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River, which connected New York and New Jersey, and starting new projects such as the Mount Rushmore federal monument. There were smaller developments too, such as the construction of a veterans’ hospital in Rep. Robert L. Bacon’s Long Island district.

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IEC Opposes Pearce Nomination to NLRB

President Trump has nominated Mark Pearce for a third term to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Both IEC and the business community strongly oppose Pearce’s nomination as he led the efforts to roll out some of the Board’s most controversial initiatives.

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IEC Joins Amicus in McDonald’s Joint Employer Case

IEC recently joined an amicus brief filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), asking that it reject the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) request to have Chairman John Ring and Member William Emanuel recuse themselves from ruling on a McDonald’s joint employer settlement agreement.

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Congress Asks DOL to Act on Joint Employer

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Grant Legislation for Apprenticeship Introduced

The APPRENTICE Act would establish $50 million in grant funding to organizations that administer state- or federally-recognized apprenticeship programs.

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IEC Testifies Before Congress on Apprenticeship

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