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Are you a construction worker? Contact the World Socialist Web Site to discuss the issues involved in your strike and build a rank-and-file strike committee.
Construction workers across Ontario began walking off the job over two weeks ago to protest a miserable below-inflation pay offer by the building companies. Despite the best efforts of the trade unions to divide the workers by trade and isolate their struggles, over 40,000 workers have been off the job and on picket lines since last week.
The strike includes house frame builders, floor fitters, and high-rise construction workers represented by Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 183, crane and equipment operators from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local (IUOE) Local 793, and demolition and asbestos abatement workers, who are members of LiUNA Local 506.
Workers are demanding pay increases that keep pace with inflation, improvements to workplace safety, and better
The skilled trades are in high demand; as previously reported, 89% of contractors struggle to fill craft positions. And while we talk a lot about careers in construction when discussing the options available when pursuing a trades career, there are wide variety of options available to tradespeople and apprentices alike outside of the construction trades. Non-construction trades like service trades and technology trades are on the rise as technology, automation, and robotics emerge and reshape industries for jobseekers, for example.
Tri-County Mall has officially shut its doors to make way for a massive $1.3 billion redevelopment dubbed Artisan Village.
Texas-based developers MarketSpace Capital LLC and Park Harbor Capital LLC announced the mall’s closure in a news release Monday.
Developers say a single retailer, Rainbow, is choosing to remain during initial construction. Surrounding retailers including Starbucks, BJ’s, Outback Steakhouse and Men’s Warehouse will stay open during construction, the release states.
More:Tri-County Mall is ‘not coming back.’ But one day, you could live there in Springdale
“As with all things, to start a new chapter, you have to close the previous one,” Michael VanHuss, founder of Park Harbor Capital, said in a statement.
“Tri-County Mall has been such an institution for this region for many years, and we wish all the prior tenants all the best in their own
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