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.
In this month's issue of Supply House Times, read about the following features: Plumbers Factory & Supplies' Chris Reynolds is ready to help take industry into next phase and Forte shareholders emphasize preferred vendor relationship.