Provides Additional Information on Religious Objections to Workplace Vaccine Requirements

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) released a proposal on Nov.

AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee will hold its next quarterly virtual meeting  on Dec. 14, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EASTERN Standard Time.  All interested AGC members and chapter staff are invited.  The meeting is not open to nonmembers.  The agenda will include updates from AGC staff and an open discussion of labor relations developments around the country. 

There are significant flaws with the current 811 utility location system according to a new survey of construction firms that perform any kind of underground excavation released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Most contractors say that calling 811 often leads to inaccurate line marking and that utility firms are often very slow in coming out to even do locate and mark their underground lines.

AGC of America is releasing a new series of COVID-19 vaccine PSAs designed to encourage construction professionals to get their shot. The series will feature testimonials from workers who did not get their shot, contracted COVID and nearly died. They are now urging their co-workers to get their shots. Other videos feature construction mentors talking about the value of the vaccine.

Today, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Signatory Wall & Ceiling Contractors Alliance (SWACCA) filed a petition for review of OSHA’s new COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

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