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January 4, 2023
CONSTRUCTION FIRMS LOOK TO PUBLIC SECTOR DEMAND AS OUTLOOK FOR PRIVATE-SECTOR PROJECTS DIMS IN 2023; 69 PERCENT OF FIRMS PLAN TO HIRE IN THE NEW YEAR New Industry Outlook Survey Shows Contractors Expect Infrastructure and Other Public-Sector Funding Will Help As Growth Slows for Many Types of… Read More

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The most used ConsensusDocs standard contract document is the ConsensusDocs 751 Standard Short Form Subcontract. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), through its Contract Documents Forum, has just released comments to this popularly used standard subcontract document. These comments… Read More
January 25, 2023
  Construction employment climbed in 30 states and the District of Columbia from November to December and 42 states added construction jobs during the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today.… Read More
January 24, 2023
Union membership in the U.S. construction industry across all occupations declined slightly in 2022, from 12.6 percent to 11.7 percent, according to an annual report recently issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”). Union representation in the industry also declined, from 13.6 percent to… Read More
January 20, 2023
President Biden ended 2022 with a bang by signing two new pieces of legislation into law that will impact many employers and their pregnant and breastfeeding workers:  (1) the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and (2) the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP… Read More
January 20, 2023
AGC of America will be holding a Collective Bargaining Seminar during the AGC Annual Convention. The day-long seminar will take place from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  The seminar is part of AGC’s Annual Convention, but AGC members and chapter staff not attending the… Read More
January 20, 2023
According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc., construction support staff wages are to rise by an average 4.5%. The prediction is based on data gathered from over 209 companies in the 19th edition of PAS’s Construction Support Staff Salary Survey. This… Read More
January 20, 2023
On Jan. 18, the Associated General Contractors of America joined a coalition representing a broad cross-section of the economy in filing a lawsuit to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers’ new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The legal action seeks to… Read More
January 19, 2023
  The Associated General Contractors of America joined with a range of employer groups representing a broad cross-section of the economy in filing a lawsuit yesterday to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers’ Waters of the U.S. rule. The… Read More
January 19, 2023
In a decision issued on Dec. 16, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board reinstated its prior standard providing off-duty workers employed by contractors more expansive rights to access publicly accessible areas of the workplace for the purpose of engaging in union organizing activity. Part of a… Read More
January 19, 2023
  Plunging prices for diesel fuel, lumber, and steel cooled inflation for materials and services used in construction in December, but relief may be short-lived, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association officials… Read More
January 18, 2023