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Women's Group DEEPLY CONCERNED Because Women Have 2.6 Percent of Construction Jobs

female construction worker NBC via Getty Images

The federal government must DO SOMETHING

Puppies, kittens, sunshine and infrastructure

The public debate about infrastructure spending is completely unhinged from reality.

2010 2nd worst year for home construction in 50 years - AP

Builders broke ground on a total of 587,600 homes in 2010, just barely better than the 554,000 started in 2009

Millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on stimulus for Big Labor

The Obama administration’s union favoritism is costing taxpayers big time.

Workers pledge they won't build Ground Zero mosque - NY Daily News

Even facing high unemployment, a growing number of N.Y. builders refuse to work on proposed mosque

'Chia wall' to muffle highway sound - Discovery News

An Ohio highway will soon include a sound barrier made of vegetation rather than concrete

High speed fail - Reason

California’s 14-year bullet train project has resulted in little construction, massive cost overruns, and railways to nowhere

NREL's zero-energy research building, largest in nation, generates as much power as it uses - Popular Science

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s new building will produce as much energy as it consumes in a year

Weak housing data signal that economy is losing steam - NYT

A record fall in pending home sales and a slowdown in the construction market contributed to a sluggish outlook for the economy

Steps? Naomi Campbell doesn't do steps - NY Post

The diva caused a stink when she was supposed to be promoting her perfume line by canceling an appearance because she didn’t want to walk up some stairs

Seducing Wisconsin roads - AP

Digital construction sign flashes suggestive lyrics at drivers

Special interest handouts: Is this the change we can believe in?

President Obama has exchanged the politics of change for business as usual: crony contracting. This country is facing enormous challenges. Now is the time for hope, not costly special interest kickbacks at taxpayers’ expense

Obama admin. limits contract bidding to union shops - The Daily Caller

It’s official — federal agencies can now require that contractors be unionized to bid on large federal construction projects

Home sales tumble, despite tax breaks from Obama

Despite the efforts of the Obama Administration with tax breaks, home sales continued to tumble

State of the unions: Not good

The annual Union Members Summary—the U.S. labor unions’ own State of the Union—encourages us to assess the state of the unionized workforce. And, much like the profit margins and job-loss the rest of America has experienced, the construction union outlook proves no better.

D.C. jobs outlook: More federal jobs, less retail and contruction

With thousands of new federal and government-related jobs, Washington has benefited from some of the circumstances that have caused Main Streets to go dark elsewhere

‘Cadillac’ compromise may breathe new life to card check

Recent developments are sending Big Labor scrambling to salvage its goal of increasing union membership. This is an important goal, inasmuch as unions are in serious danger of extinction.

Scott Brown’s stunning victory in the Massachusetts special Senate election—and the message it sent—implies the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as “card check,” can expect tougher opposition in this Congress. But the political reality is that President Obama still owes Big Labor several political paybacks—and those paybacks are now more likely to come through the Executive Branch.