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April 3, 2015
Construction declined by 1,000 in March but is still up by 282,000 compared to the prior year, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials noted that declining demand for residential and public sector projects offset gains... Read More

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May 21, 2015
Fight over Water Rule Moves to the Senate  The House approved a measure to rescind the administration’s controversial proposed rule redefining “Waters of the U.S.” By a vote of 261-155, the House passed H.R. 1732, which would require EPA and the Corps to withdraw the regulatory proposal within 30... Read More
May 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that a plan fiduciary has a continuing duty to monitor investments offered under a 401(k) plan, a duty that is separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments in the first place. The Court overturned a decision by the U.S.... Read More
May 20, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has scheduled five upcoming seminars throughout the country to educate federal and federally assisted contractors on the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and other federal contracting wage laws the agency enforces.  Each two-and-a-half day... Read More
May 20, 2015
Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials urged summer... Read More
May 20, 2015
FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and people development services to the engineering and construction industries, is collecting data for its comprehensive 2015 Talent Acquisition and Development Report.  Construction industry executives, training directors and HR professionals are... Read More
May 8, 2015
Construction spending slipped in March from upwardly revised February totals but increased modestly from a year earlier, according to an analysis by AGC of America.  Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending gains could be at risk if Congress and the Obama administration fail to... Read More
May 8, 2015
Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5 percent, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials noted that even as the industry continues to expand, growth has been erratic... Read More
May 1, 2015
Action Needed Now – House Vote as Early as Tomorrow, Rule Expected to be Finalized Soon The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are close to finalizing their proposed rule redefining "waters of the U.S." and making many more areas subject to... Read More
May 1, 2015
On April 29, AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr testified during a hearing held by the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on ways to further strengthen the multiemployer pension system. The bipartisan, noncontroversial hearing focused on the... Read More
May 1, 2015
House Expected to Vote Today, Senate Next Week For the first time since 2010, the House and Senate have reached agreement on a joint budget resolution. The resolution would cut $5.3 trillion from the budget to balance federal receipts and expenditures over nine years.  The majority of those cuts... Read More

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