Monthly Archives: February 2020

Call for Presentations Open for 2020 Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference

February 27, 2020

AGC’s 2020 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference and pre-conference Federal Construction HR Workshop will be held on October 7-9, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis, MO. The conference will offer unique opportunities for HR, training, and workforce development professionals in the construction industry. For training professionals, the conference will offer sessions related to the most cutting-edge techniques currently in the industry and envisioned for the future in training, education and workforce development.

EPA Shares Draft Industrial Stormwater General Permit for Public Comment

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment a draft of its general permit to regulate stormwater discharges from most industrial activities.

AGC Works to Support Environmental Review Reform; Calls for Federal Government to Stop NEPA Treadmill

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 24, AGC CEO Steve Sandherr, along with other national business leaders, spoke at a press briefing on the need to streamline the environmental review process for projects that require federal approval in order to unlock American investment in modern, efficient infrastructure while advancing good environmental stewardship. On Feb. 25, AGC presented the same message at the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) public hearing on proposed regulations out for public comment that would update the rules implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

House Committee Passes Airport Infrastructure Incentive Payments Bill

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 26, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed H.R. 5912, the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2020. This AGC-supported legislation would ensure that Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds can be used to provide incentive payments to contractors for early completion of eligible projects.

Last Chance to Register for Collective Bargaining Seminar

February 25, 2020

There’s still a short time left to register for AGC of America’s upcoming Collective Bargaining Seminar.  The half-day seminar will take place in the morning of March 9 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  The seminar is part of AGC’s Annual Convention, but AGC members and chapter staff not attending the convention may also attend.

AGC Analysis Reveals PRO Act Impact on Union Contractors

February 25, 2020

AGC of America on Feb. 4 released a white paper titled The PRO Act:  What Union Contractors Need to Know. The PRO Act is a bill that would make vast, transformational changes to labor laws and upsets the delicate balance of rights and restrictions established over decades by the NLRB, courts, and Congress.  While the union-favoring legislation presents obvious concerns for open-shop contractors, union contractors may not realize the detrimental impact it could have on them.

Collectively Bargained First-Year Increases Remain Steady at 2.9%

February 24, 2020

Construction-industry collective bargaining negotiations completed in 2019 resulted in an average first-year increase in wages and fringe benefits of $1.67 or 2.9 percent, according to the annual year-end Settlements Report issued by the AGC-supported Construction Labor Research Council (“CLRC”). 

OFCCP Releases Highly Anticipated Technical Assistance Guide for Construction Contractors

February 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced the release of its new technical assistance guide created specifically for construction contractors. OFCCP intends for construction contractors to use the technical assistance guide as a self-assessment tool to review the practices they have in place to eliminate discrimination and achieve their equal employment opportunity goals.

USCIS Releases New Version of Form I-9

February 24, 2020

On Jan. 31, 2020, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions. Employers should begin using this updated form as of Jan. 31, 2020.

OFCCP Launches Its Contractor Compliance Institute

February 24, 2020

OFCCP recently announced the release of its new Contractor Compliance Institute (CCI), an on-demand learning management system designed to help federal contract holders meet their equal employment opportunity obligations.

AGC Student Chapter at Auburn University Participates in MLK Service Project

February 24, 2020

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020, a group of seven student members in Auburn’s Student Chapter of AGC teamed up with Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) to volunteer for the MLK Day Celebration.

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