Before Fixing Infrastructure, Need to Address Labor Issues

For a moment, dream of a world where the President and Congress have agreed on a funding mechanism for an ambitious overhaul of our nation’s infrastructure. Then watch the dream dissolve into a nightmare of labor-related roadblocks. This is the threat—both now and in the future—if employers can’t overcome the labor-related risks already in place, according to attorneys David Laurent, Min Suh and Kimberly Arouh of the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Any infrastructure program would severely stretch the already shrinking pool of skilled craft. As the attorneys point out, it is legitimate to ask whether the country even has enough skilled labor available to bring a massive infrastructure bill to life, and if not, when.

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Source: Material Handling & Logistics

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