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June 1, 2020
New Federal Investments in Transportation, Other Types of Infrastructure Will Help Offset Expected Declines in State and Local Funding as State Budgets Suffer Impacts of Coronavirus Lockdowns Construction spending plunged in April as governmental agencies and project owners shut down ongoing work... Read More

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Construction Officials Say New Federal Guidance Should Signal to State and Local Officials the Need to Allow Construction Activity to Continue, or Resume, During Coronavirus-Related Work Stoppages The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr,... Read More
March 30, 2020
After 42 States Added Jobs in February, Coronavirus is Taking a Swift and Severe Toll on the Industry, Prompting Association Officials to Call for Additional Measures to Help Workers and Firms Recover Thirty-nine percent of contractors report that project owners have halted or canceled current... Read More
March 27, 2020
AGC of America and AGC of Washington’s joint Culture of CARE initiative is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step towards ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for an increasingly diverse and talented pool of workers. Join this effort by taking the Culture of ... Read More
March 26, 2020
On Mar. 19, AGC submitted comments in support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed update to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), which would clarify that unintended or incidental impacts to migratory birds that occur within the scope of lawful, and often necessary, business activities... Read More
March 26, 2020
On March 25, AGC called on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to issue a revision to recent COVID-19 related guidance that will explicitly include all construction workers as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”... Read More
March 26, 2020
On March 26, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced the first few rounds of published guidance to provide information to employers regarding meeting requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave through the Families First Coronavirus... Read More
March 26, 2020
On March 25, the Senate passed, 96-0, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It is expected to be taken up by the House of Representatives soon. The CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic relief package, is the third in a series of coronavirus related measures Congress... Read More
March 26, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first few rounds of published guidance to provide information to employers about meeting their requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response... Read More
March 26, 2020
As employers everywhere grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its impact upon their employees and operations, questions have arisen regarding union contracts that expire on or about March 31, 2020. Although every labor contract and bargaining relationship is unique, established federal labor law... Read More
March 26, 2020
AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee has scheduled quarterly conference calls for the remainder of 2020.  The calls will take place on June 11, September 10, and December 10, each starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  Participation is open to all AGC union contractor members and chapter staff. ... Read More
March 26, 2020

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