South Florida contractor FormWorks builds a parking garage at the Ft. Lauderdale airport (Photo: Steve Clark)

This spring in south Florida, the newly formed South Florida Structural Concrete Contractors Association (SFSCCA) signed a contract with LIUNA. This marked the first increase in LIUNA market share in the region since a long, steady decline began around 1970. Florida is a right-to-work state, and prevailing wages among Hispanic laborers in south Florida are below living scale.