Employee or Independent Contractor?

Ohio State University has put together a list of 20 questions which the IRS uses to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or employee. The answer of yes to any one of the questions (except #16) may mean the worker is an employee. This may be a useful list for business agents or organizers to use if there is some doubt about the status of a worker. Ohio State published this article in a Small Business Series Fact Sheet. Read more »

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust on its Way to Creating 10,000 Building Trades Jobs

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust is doing its part to help in the recovery. So far this year, the HIT has committed more than $395 million for new projects representing more than 3,900 union building trades jobs. Together with previous investments, the number of jobs created through investments by the HIT has passed 6,000 since 2009, and continues to grow. Read more »


Change To Win will lose yet another member on Oct. 1, when the Laborers rejoin the AFL-CIO. But in a sense, they never really left. The Aug. 14 announcement by union President Terry O’Sullivan capped months of talks between his union, which has 500,000 members, including retirees, and the larger labor federation. But for several years, LIUNA has also been an active member of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department -- even though it was a CTW union. And it has worked closely on politics with the AFL-CIO, O’Sullivan said. Read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO Endorses Mark Dayton for Governor

Presenting a united labor front, the Minnesota AFL-CIO unanimously voted to endorse Mark Dayton for Governor today.

“Middle class Minnesotans face a clear choice in electing a Governor this year,” said Shar Knutson, Minnesota AFL-CIO President. “Mark Dayton understands what it is going to take to put Minnesotans back to work, make taxes fair for the middle class, and lead our state back to prosperity.” Read more »

2010 BCTD Convention - Minneapolis, MN

Mon, 08/16/2010 (All day) - Thu, 08/19/2010 (All day)
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The Sixty-Eighth Convention of the Building and Construction Trades Department will convene in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at 9:00am.

Registration information is here.

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