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Three Out Of Four Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs From July 2020 To July 2021, But COVID, Rising Costs, Supply-Chain Woes May Stall Gains

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett and Waterbury, Conn. Top Lists of Metros with Year-over-Year Employment Gains; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Atlantic City-Hammonton, N.J., Evansville, Ind.-Ky. Lose the Most

July Construction Employment Lags Pre-pandemic Peak In 36 States As Delta Variant Of Coronavirus Threatens To Hold Down Further Gains

Construction employment in July remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 36 states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials said construction employment would benefit from new federal infrastructure investments and urged the House to quickly pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

WebEd: Strategies to Improve Workplace Vaccination Rates and Preparing for Various Mandates

Free to AGC Members

With the Delta-variant-fueled surge of COVID-19 cases leading to new CDC masking guidance, statewide mandates, uncertain federal contractor requirements, potential private owner mandates, and the specter of further restrictions, you may have a renewed interest in seeing the vaccination rate at your worksite climb. But what can you do, legally and practically, to help move that rate higher?

AGC Joins in Comments to PBGC on Special Financial Assistance Program for Multiemployer Pensions

AGC of America recently provided comments on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) interim final rule implementing the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) special financial assistance program.  The special financial assistance program is designed to help financially troubled multiemployer pension plans avoid insolvency for the next 30 years. 

NLRB Decided to Let Union Bannering and Use of Scabby the Rat Continue

In a July 21 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) in Lippert Components, Inc.,  found that a union did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by displaying a 12-foot inflatable rat (known as Scabby the Rat) and two large banners, one targeting a neutral employer, near the public entrance to a trade show.