Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Pocatello, Idaho Have Largest Gains; New York City and Longview, Texas Lag the Most as Industry Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Additional Workforce Funding
Texas and Nevada Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Has Largest Losses; Texas and Hawaii Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Virginia and North Dakota Have Worst Declines
AGC’s 2019 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference wrapped up Oct. 11 after two-and-a-half days of education, sharing of best practices and networking in Chicago, IL. The conference continues to be a must-attend event for human resources and training professionals in the construction industry.
AGC of America’s 2020 Annual Convention will feature a half-day Collective Bargaining Seminar to help train negotiators. The session will take place on Monday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All interested AGC members and chapter staff registered for the convention are invited to attend. Session registration is required with a $50 added fee.
Negotiators conducting collective bargaining in the first three quarters of this year agreed to raise construction craft workers’ wage and fringe benefits by an average of 2.8 percent or $1.66 during the first contract year, according to the latest Settlements Report just released by the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC). These averages are modestly lower than those reported for 2018. Nevertheless, CLRC forecasts an overall gradual rise to 3.2 percent and $1.85 by 2021.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 27,000 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.