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Construction spending inched lower in October from September levels but increased from the October 2017 total, according to an analysis of new Census data by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, investment in public infrastructure posted declines from recent peaks, and... Read More
Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December 2017 and December 2018, while 36 states added construction jobs between November and December, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.... Read More
After a year marked by numerous price spikes, construction costs declined in December but remained elevated compared to year-earlier prices, while prices of new buildings also moved higher, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data.... Read More
According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc., construction support staff wages are to rise by an average 3.4% by 2018 year end and pay increases have been fairly consistent the past few years. The prediction is based on data gathered from over 165... Read More
On December 27, 2018, in IBEW Local 357 (Desert Sun Enterprises), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision reaffirming its longstanding rule that, when a union notifies a neutral employer of its intent to picket a primary employer (the employer with which it has a direct dispute... Read More
The Union Contractors Committee will host a session during AGC of America’s 2019 Annual Convention called the “State of the (Operating Engineers) Union” featuring guest speaker Jim Callahan, general president of the International Union of Operating Engineers. The session is scheduled for April 3... Read More
The National Labor Relations Board’s current joint employer standard has received a mixed review from a federal circuit court. The decision is disappointing to AGC, which sought reversal of the standard in an amicus brief in the case, but it provides some valuable guidance on how courts may... Read More
Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December and by 280,000 jobs, or 4.0 percent, over the past year, while the industry’s average pay accelerated and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of... Read More
iCERT Portal Down Since January 1
Within the first five minutes of opening the semi-annual H-2B (seasonal, non-farm) visa certification process on January 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) employer certification system (iCERT) for temporary foreign labor had an unprecedented demand for... Read More
Expands Employer and Employee Insurance Options
Late last month, AGC supported a proposed regulation by the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor that would expand the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Specifically, the proposal would expand... Read More
AGC recently submitted official comments on a Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rulemaking intended to make it easier for smaller businesses to band together and offer retirement plans to employees. As outlined in the response, AGC appreciates the DOL’s efforts to increase retirement coverage... Read More
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.