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'We are a nation in desperate need of a sustained and credible effort to create American jobs'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 08, 2011

Building and Construction Trades Department President Mark H. Ayers says the July 2011 report released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Aug. 5 "is simply the latest piece of evidence that we are a nation in desperate need of ...

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ACPA to Congress and Administration: Focus on federal-aid transportation, FAA reauthorizations

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 03, 2011

With the debt limit crisis averted, Congress and the Administration should focus on reauthorizing two key legislative priorities: Federal-aid transportation reauthorization and the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, says the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA). “The American Concrete Pavement Association recognizes the ...

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NAPA holds Congress accountable for reauthorization inaction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2010

With the construction industry continuing to shed jobs, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has mounted a campaign to mobilize the asphalt pavement industry and hold Congress accountable for its inaction on the surface transportation bill. Lack of such legislation is ...

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U.S. construction industry adds 14,000 jobs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 24, 2010

The nation's construction industry added 14,000 jobs nationwide in April, according to the Labor Department, marking the first back-to-back monthly gains in that sector since 2006, the Los Angeles Times reports. In all, 29 states gained construction jobs that month, according ...

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Harsh Conditions in cement industry will persist through 2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 18, 2009

Although recent economic news and activity may suggest a technical end to the “Great Recession,” the conditions facing the construction industry are likely to remain weak for another year or more, causing a drag on cement consumption, according to the ...

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