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June 1, 2020
New Federal Investments in Transportation, Other Types of Infrastructure Will Help Offset Expected Declines in State and Local Funding as State Budgets Suffer Impacts of Coronavirus Lockdowns Construction spending plunged in April as governmental agencies and project owners shut down ongoing work... Read More

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New Federal Investments in Transportation, Other Types of Infrastructure Will Help Offset Expected Declines in State and Local Funding as State Budgets Suffer Impacts of Coronavirus Lockdowns Construction spending plunged in April as governmental agencies and project owners shut down ongoing work... Read More
June 1, 2020
Materials: National Survey Results  Regional results:  Midwest Northeast South West
May 22, 2020
AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee will hold its next conference call on June 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.  The call will feature updates from AGC staff and a roundtable discussion of labor matters around the country.  Participation is open to all AGC members and chapter staff,... Read More
May 21, 2020
North America’s Building Trades Unions (“NABTU”) and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training (NABTU’s research arm) on April 27 publicly released COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites.  The document provides recommended practices for construction employers to implement at... Read More
May 21, 2020
On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that allows employers to pay bonuses or other incentive-based pay to salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week. The final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary are compatible... Read More
May 21, 2020
The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) recently released its latest edition of the Union Labor Costs in Construction.  The report (previously called Trends and Outlook) includes general and detailed information about trends in collectively bargained compensation in the industry, including... Read More
May 20, 2020
On May 11, over 135 members of the House—led by Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Bob Gibbs (R-OH)—called on Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy to support approximately $50 billion in federal funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) in the next COVID-19 response package. AGC, along with... Read More
May 14, 2020
On May 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the final hours of service rule in order to improve the safety of the nation’s roads and increase flexibility for truck drivers. The final rule makes changes to four provisions: the short-haul exemption; adverse driving... Read More
May 14, 2020
                Construction Official Says New Highway Funding, Employee Retention Credits and Pension Relief Will Help, But Lack of Safe Harbor Measure, Extension of Unemployment Bonus Will Undermine Recovery The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America,... Read More
May 13, 2020
On May 12, 2020, the Associated General Contractors and other construction contractor groups called on Congress to address the growing multiemployer pension crisis in a letter. While Congress debates the next round of COVID-19 related stimulus legislation to address the unprecedented public health... Read More
May 12, 2020

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