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News Archive 2008

USCIS publishes the final rule on H-2B Visa processing
Fri, Dec 19, 2008

The USCIS new rule coincides with the DOL final rules and both become effective non 1/18/09. Click Here to read more.


DOL publishes final rule on new H-2B Visa processing
Fri, Dec 19, 2008

New rules published will go into effect on 1/18/09 at the same time the USCIS final rules on the H-2B process goes into effect. Click Here to read more.


USCIS publishes final rule on Employment Eligibility Documents
Fri, Dec 12, 2008

This rule becomes effective 2/2/09 after it was published in the Federal Register on 12/11/08. Click Here to read more.


Building Trades President Mark Ayers comments on USCIS's proposed rule changes on H-2B Visa program.
Tue, Oct 21, 2008

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Luminant Energy Press Release
Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Luminant Energy files for 2 new 1,700 Megawatt Nuclear Electrical Generating Units at its Commache Peak Plant located in Glen Rose, TX. Click Here to read more.


Excelon Generation Press Release
Thu, Sep 4, 2008

Excelon files an application for a combined construction  and operating license for 2-1500 Megawatt Nuclear Units for Victoria,Texas. Click Here to read more.


USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of Fiscal Year 2009
Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Press Release from the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services on the H-2B Foreign Worker Visa Program


Nuclear Impact Study for new nuclear power plants by Excelon
Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A newly released report from The Perryman Group details the impact of Exelon's proposed construction and operation of a nuclear power facility on business activity in Victoria County and Texas. Click Here to read more.


Building Trades President Mark Ayers comments on DOL's proposed rule changes on H-2B Visa program.
Fri, Jul 25, 2008

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Four Union Members lose their lives in crane accident in Houston
Fri, Jul 25, 2008

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Proposed Rules on changing H-2B Guestworker Visas draws flak
Fri, Jul 25, 2008

These rules if approved would take the transparency away form the already troubled program. Click Here to read more.


Houston City Council passes ordinance on misclassification of employees as independent contractors
Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Companies subject to $500 fine per each violation and debarment from seeking other city contracts.


Contractor or Employee? Ask the IRS
Fri, Jul 25, 2008

The boss says you're an independent contractor. You think you're an employee. What do you do?