Construction Workers

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New York State, Pennsylvania Halt Construction

The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic deepened with the news that construction would be halted on all "non-essential" construction in the state of New York and in Pennsylvania.

March 30, 2020 - WHYY

Concord Naval Weapons Station

Future of Massive S.F. Bay Area Housing Project Uncertain Due to Labor Dispute

The $6 billion redevelopment project at the Concord Naval Weapons Station has stalled over labor issues.

January 22, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

Hudson Yards Towers

Free Falling: Productivity of U.S. Construction Industry Half of 1960s Level

While productivity improves in almost every sector of the U.S. economy, it's dropping quickly in the construction industry.

August 23, 2017 - The Economist

Construction Worker

Construction Worker Shortage Blamed for Housing Supply Woes

Zoning and red tape gets a bad wrap in arguments that blame the housing crisis on a lack of housing supply. Another narrative credits a shortage of construction workers on the lack of housing supply in the country.

August 9, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Construction

A Call for Prevailing Wages as a Housing Solution

An op-ed written by city officials from two South Bay Area cities argues that reform of land use regulations won't be enough to solve California's housing crisis.

May 19, 2017 - The Mercury News

Betsy Ross Bridge

New Jersey Gas Tax Standoff Leaves Construction Workers in the Lurch

The plight of laid-off laborers who had been repaving a New Jersey bridge illustrates that people suffer as well as infrastructure and mobility when transportation funding bills fail to pass.

August 17, 2016 - The North Jersey Record

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