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August 3, 2022
  Construction employment fell in 61 and was unchanged in another 51 out of 358 metro areas between June 2021 and June 2022, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials noted that employment was falling or… Read More

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AGC will provide the agency comments by the November 4 deadline on the reporting and documentation requirements of the new labor requirements. On October 5th the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced they were seeking public comments on labor provisions tied to clean energy… Read More
October 24, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board has yet again changed its position on the question of whether an employer may unilaterally cease union dues checkoff after collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) expiration without first bargaining to impasse. In its latest decision in the Valley Hospital case,… Read More
October 21, 2022
  Thirty-two states added construction jobs between August and September and 47 states boosted construction employment during the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials… Read More
October 21, 2022
On October 13, AGC formally weighed in against a Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) one-size-fits-all proposed rule that would have the effect of delaying or halting certain road and bridge projects - including the construction of new roads and highways – forcing them to instead focus on… Read More
October 21, 2022
On October 3, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for review supported by AGC in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 174. Ready-mix concrete supplier Glacier Northwest had asked the Court to review a Washington Supreme Court decision holding that… Read More
October 21, 2022
In its latest Settlements Report, the AGC-supported Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) advises that construction-industry collective bargaining agreements settled from January through September of 2022 provide an average increase in wages and benefits of 3.8 percent in the first contract… Read More
October 21, 2022
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has proposed a regulation regarding interest rate assumptions in determining a withdrawing employer’s liability to a multiemployer plan, which could have significant implications for the unionized construction industry. On October 13, the Pension… Read More
October 21, 2022
Effective November 1, 2022 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID‑19. This temporary guidance was… Read More
October 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Labor has put forth a new test for determining whether someone is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act that could tilt the balance in that determination towards employee status.  On October 11, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL)… Read More
October 19, 2022
  The price of materials and services used in nonresidential construction jumped 12.6 percent in September from a year earlier despite a dip of 0.2 percent last month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association… Read More
October 12, 2022