The U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 241-184 on March 1 passed the "Employee Free Choice" bill, which would amend the National Labor Relations Act by giving unions the right to achieve recognition solely through the “card-check” process, rather than through secret ballot.
Encompass Services Corp. intends to retrench into a residential organization, according to the reorganization plan the company filed on March 5, 2003, with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
The California Coalition for Affordable Housing, a coalition of consumer and business organizations dedicated to supporting affordable housing in the state, recently announced its support of the lawsuit filed against the California Building Standards Commission.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development has reversed its position on the use of corrugated stainless steel tubing as an approved gas piping material in the California Plumbing Code.
PVF insiders paint a more positive marketplace outlook going forward, but still with a hint of caution sprinkled in. SWA President David Popek helps PHCP distributor VAMAC thrive in the Mid-Atlantic region. Read more stories in 2017 August Issue.