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October 4, 2019
Industry’s Job Gains and Average Hourly Earnings Outpace Broader Economy as Association Survey Finds Contractors Expect to Keep Hiring; Officials Urge Boost to Career and Technical Education, Immigration Construction employment increased by 7,000 jobs in September and by 156,000, or 2.1 percent,... Read More

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September 18, 2019
AGC of America is offering a three-part webinar series to help construction employers navigate the complexities of marijuana, CBD, and opioid use in the industry.  Part One of the series will cover Marijuana in the Workplace on October 1 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  It will provide a state-by-... Read More
September 18, 2019
Separate Pre-Conference Strategic Management Workshop October 9th Each October, construction industry professionals in HR, training and workforce development gear up for the industry’s premier learning and networking event, AGC’s Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference, and this... Read More
September 13, 2019
Cutoff for hotel reservations is Tuesday, September 17, 2019! Each October, construction industry professionals in HR, training and workforce development gear up for the industry’s premier learning and networking event, AGC’s Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference, and this year... Read More
September 12, 2019
On Sept. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the AGC-supported Diesel Emission Reductions Act (DERA), which provides incentive to owners to make a smart investment in their purchase of cleaner and often more fuel-efficient vehicles and equipment. The House bill (H.R. 1768)... Read More
September 12, 2019
On Sept. 12, AGC attended the unveiling of a final rule to repeal the 2015 definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rulemaking. AGC has criticized the federal overreach in the 2015 WOTUS rule, which treated many traditionally state waters as federal -- triggering federal approvals and... Read More
September 10, 2019
Opposes Component 2 Pay Data Requirement On Monday August 19, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit seeking to overturn the district court’s decision from March that reinstated the EEOC’s revised EEO-1 Component 2 form.  On Monday,... Read More
September 6, 2019
On August 23, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board reversed precedent and rebalanced the rights of property owners versus the Section 7 rights of employees in a labor dispute. In Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation d/b/a Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the Board held that a... Read More
September 5, 2019
The Trump administration has finalized the first steps in AGC supported changes to streamline and modernize the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, which can be unpredictable and add delay and cost to the permitting and construction of infrastructure projects.  The three newly final... Read More
September 5, 2019
In mid-August, AGC prepared written recommendations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the agency works to review and revise the decade-old Compensatory Mitigation Rule, which addresses mitigation requirements for Clean Water Act (CWA) permits. AGC’s recommendations focus on how the Corps... Read More
September 3, 2019
On August 26, AGC of America submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to establish a new system for government approval of apprenticeship programs that would operate in parallel with the existing registered apprenticeship system.  The new system would provide for... Read More

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