Recently in the Chicago Tribune, an article was published that described the decisions being made by large contracting companies to hire nonunion workers in order to keep their business’s afloat. Their intent on allowing nonunion contractors to bid on projects is simply based on the desire to get quality work at the best price. The article states, “most companies predict they can slash the cost of building a home by as much as 20 percent by shifting work to merit shops.” According to the most recent employment report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the construction sector edged up in April. Assuming this employment trend continues, nonunion independent contractors will get back to work and now will have a greater chance of landing gigs with larger firms.
The Lock Up Self Storage offers self storage solutions for contractors who may not have the space needed to store their materials and tools. The Lock Up also has specials from time to time depending on the self storage facility location.