Parks, schools, roads, bridges, airports, housing and even broadband and water systems — the fact is, infrastructure touches every part of our lives. Yet, somehow, we rarely think about it until it fails us. Policymakers often see infrastructure only as dull technical decisions about how much to invest in concrete structures, when it is what knits our communities together or tears them apart. Click here to read the rest of this article.
One of Trump’s most horrendous campaign promises was to build a border wall — a divisive structure that will not keep us safe from harm nor create infrastructure to help our country fix crumbling roads and bridges. Click here to read the rest of this article.
According to several estimates, the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico would cost around $20 billion. President Donald Trump is pushing to have funding for the project included in a budget measure currently being considered to avoid government shutdown. Click here to read the rest of this article.
This week, a nascent national movement takes to the streets to protest the building of a border wall with Mexico. But they’re not marching on Washington or in individual state capitals. Instead, they’re showing up on the doorsteps of major engineering and construction firms to persuade them not to help build the proposed wall. Click here to read the rest of this article.
A new report whose authors label it a “call to action” shows that construction workers in the South get little or no employment benefits and comparatively low pay. The 68-page report—Build a Better South: Construction Working Conditions in the Southern U.S.—was put together by the Workers Defense Project, Partnership for Working Families, and the College of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois. The authors surveyed workers in six Southern states.
Number of cities in the South where a new report by the Texas-based Workers Defense Project, Partnership for Working Families, and the University of Illinois at Chicago examined conditions for construction workers: 6 Click here to read the rest of this article.
Los Angeles city Councilman Gil Cedillo is expected to propose an ordinance today that would require city contractors to reveal if they've applied to help build President Trump's $20-billion-plus border wall. Click here to read the rest of this story.