Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates

From the monthly archives: March 2018

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Get to know the Republican candidates for governor.

Get to know the Republican Primary 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates April 6 & 17, and May 3 Salvation Army Kroc Center The Coeur d'Alene Chamber Public Policy Committee has extended invitations to three Republican candidates running for Governor for the State of Idaho. Each candidate will have an opportunity to express their platforms at three separate luncheons. Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Tickets" $30 each luncheon, or $85 for all three lunches April 6 Brad Little April 17 Tommy Ahlquist May 3 Raul Labrador Reserve Seat Reserve Seat Reserve Seat Sponsored by Sponsored by Sponsored by ...

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WHD Davis Bacon Wage Announcement

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it will be doing a Davis-Bacon wage survey for “Building” and “Heavy” construction projects performed in 21 metropolitan counties in Washington (please click here to access the letter from DOL for further details). The survey is for federal, state, local and privately owned projects that were active or ongoing between 1/1/2017 and 12/31/2017. As you are no doubt aware, the Davis-Bacon Act requires payment of locally “prevailing” wage rates and fringe benefits to employees of contractors and subcontractors performing work on federally financed or assisted construction projects. The DOL’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for conducting surveys to establish the wage rates applicable to such projects. Whenever possible, merit shop contractor participation in these surveys is crucial. Low merit shop turnout in DOL’s surveys can often result in wage rates that are not representative of the ...

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ALERT - ABC Member Call to Action

The carbon/energy tax bill (SB 6203) was just put on the Senate floor calendar by the Rules Committee. Section 401(4)(c) of the bill requires the use of community workforce agreements (PLAs) for new construction projects funded by the bill. Community workforce agreements require companies to agree to recognize unions as the representatives of their employees on that job, use the union hiring hall to obtain workers, follow union work rules and pay into union benefit and multi-employer pension plans. All this has the impact of preventing non-union contractors – and therefore the majority of construction workers – from competing for the work that their taxes help pay for. Part IV, Energy Transformation Account Funds, Section 401(4)(c): (c) Support for high quality labor standards, apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship utilization and preferred entry standards, community workforce agreements with priority local hire, procurement from women and minority-owned businesses, procurement from and ...

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