SWRCC Top Three: Week of January 11th

Here are the top three things you need to know this week.

Here is the SWRCC Top Three for the week of January 11th:

President-elect Biden Selects Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for Secretary of Labor.

As a longtime Union member, Walsh knows that collective bargaining is essential to building back better by combating inequality, beating COVID-19 and expanding opportunities for immigrants, women and people of color.

Phoenix Leads the Pack in Job Growth for 2020.

According to data from the Associated General Contractors, in the 12-month period that ended in November 2020, only 34% of U.S. metros gained construction jobs. The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area saw an increase of 4,700 construction-related jobs, an increase of 3%. Local 1912 in Phoenix has doubled its membership in recent years, and with construction numbers rising in the area, we expect the membership to grow more.

CUPP Checks Are Coming.

CUPP payments for the last half of 2020 will begin being distributed this week. Qualifying members will receive $250 for a total of 6 hours volunteered at a CUPP opportunity.

Have a great week and stay safe, healthy, and essential.