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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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August 30, 2019
On August 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice seeking public comment on two “interim” policies: one to limit environmental impact statements to a maximum of 150 pages – with a recommendation that they “not exceed” 75 pages – and the other to coordinate those federal reviews... Read More
August 30, 2019
On AGC’s latest podcast episode, we speak with two industry experts on how construction firms can best prepare for and handle the aftermath of a crisis. We discuss the logistical implications of crisis preparedness as well the imperative to address the psychological and emotional repercussions of... Read More
August 26, 2019
  Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America.... Read More
August 23, 2019
AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee will hold its next conference call on September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.  The agenda includes updates on recent developments in labor relations and government affairs of interest to union contractors as well as a roundtable discussion of labor... Read More
August 23, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a proposed rule addressing union recognition in the construction industry.  AGC plans to submit comments prior to the October 11, 2019, deadline. Under its current case law, the Board may find the existence of a 9(a) relationship, rather than an 8(f)... Read More
July 23, 2019
Forty-two states added construction jobs between June 2018 and June 2019, while construction employment increased in 30 states from May to June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said the new... Read More
July 22, 2019
On July 15, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) officially opened the Web-based portal for the reinstated EEO-1 collection of pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018. The EEOC also provided a series of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the new... Read More
July 22, 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference and pre-conference Strategic Management Workshop to be held October 9-11, 2019, in Chicago, IL. AGC's “HR/TED Conference” provides two days of education and networking for HR, training, and workforce... Read More
July 22, 2019
Negotiators conducting collective bargaining between January and June of this year agreed to raise construction craft workers’ wage and fringe benefits by an average of 2.8 percent or $1.65 during the first contract year, 2.7 percent or $1.65 during the second contract year, and 2.7 percent or $1.... Read More
July 18, 2019
Please respond to survey before closure in mid-August As demand for construction in most parts of the country continues to expand and the number of unemployed construction workers hits record low levels, AGC of America and Autodesk are working to better quantify where these shortages are taking... Read More

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