Monthly Archives: December 2020

New Coronavirus Recovery Measure Will Provide Some Needed Relief For Contractors Coping With Project Cancellations, Falling Demand

December 22, 2020

Measure’s Modest Amount of Funding for Infrastructure Projects and Clarification that PPP Loans May Not be Taxed Will Help Offset Some of the Challenges Facing the Construction Industry

The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of compromise coronavirus relief legislation slated for House and Senate votes as early as today:

General Building Contractors Association CLC Makes Executives Accessible to Emerging Construction Professionals

December 21, 2020

GBCA’s CLC has dedicated itself to help emerging construction professionals build relationships in the industry. The CLC’s Virtual Coffee Chats are putting leading construction executives and newer construction professionals into the (virtual) room together.

With COVID-19 response mostly eliminating in-person events in the Philadelphia region, GBCA’s CLC has worked to ensure that emerging professionals are able to introduce themselves to the industry’s leaders. The CLC’s Virtual Coffee Chats feature a construction executive sharing their stories of how they became leaders in the industry and answering questions from the audience. These 30-minute morning conversations create a casual and comfortable atmosphere for CLC members to connect with industry leaders.

Construction Employment Trails Pre-pandemic Levels in 35 States Despite Gains in Industry Jobs from October to November in 31 States

December 18, 2020

New York and Vermont Record Worst February-November Losses, While Virginia Has Largest Pickup; California, Nevada Have Worst One-Month Job Losses, While Texas and Delaware Post Biggest Gains

The Biden Administration’s Environmental Plan and Team Takes Shape

December 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned on reversing the Trump Administration’s regulatory reforms in the environmental arena and ramping up efforts to address climate change and environmental justice. Biden is currently working with his transition team to review potential nominees to head up the key environmental regulatory agencies and new climate leadership positions that he intends to create within the White House.

The Rush Is on to Complete President Trump’s Regulatory Agenda; Incoming Biden Administration Looks to Undo Key Regulatory Reforms

December 17, 2020

AGC has been tracking several regulatory actions relevant to construction that may be advanced in the last weeks of the Trump Administration. AGC considers below what has recently been released and what remains to be completed, as well as, which actions may be vulnerable to change during a Biden Administration.

What Can Reasonably Be Accomplished on Trump’s Regulatory Agenda in the Time Remaining?

President-elect Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg to Head Department of Transportation

December 17, 2020

On December 15, President-elect Joe Biden nominated former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to become the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). As one of the few candidates in the presidential field to introduce a full infrastructure plan, Buttigieg supported transitioning the nation from the current motor fuels tax to a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) user fee.

Please Take AGC's Quick Healthcare Policy Survey

December 17, 2020

AGC is taking a quick temperature check on the current healthcare policy landscape in the construction industry.

EEOC Issues Important COVID-19 Vaccination-Related Guidance

December 17, 2020

Addresses Americans with Disabilities Act & Other Legal Concerns for Employers

EEOC Issues COVID-19 Vaccination-Related Guidance

December 17, 2020

The EEOC has released COVID-19 vaccination-related guidance, including information about employer-mandated vaccinations for employees.  

CDW Supports Greater Financial Transparency by Labor Organizations

December 16, 2020

On December 14, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which AGC is an active member, filed comments supporting the Department of Labor’s proposed rule on financial disclosure reports that unions annually must file with the Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. The proposed rule would expand the disclosures that unions must report on Form LM-2 and would require larger unions to file a new Forum LM-2 Long Form. 

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