U.S. builders say they can’t find enough skilled craftsmen for a growing pipeline of work. Now they’re among the industries seeing signs of wage pressures.

Source: www.wsj.com

The interest subplot to this story is the rise of pre-fabricated construction components.  In an industry that changes at a snail’s pace, increased pre-fabricated construction could result in more projects that are on-time and on-budget.

Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council , are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces.

Source: www.latimes.com

Rules for thee, not me.  Big Labor seeks an exemption to minimum laws that effect the rest of us.  #fightfor15