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October 22, 2020

AGC’s 2020 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference wrapped up Oct. 8 after five days of education, sharing of best practices and networking virtually.  The conference continues to be a must-attend event for human resources and training professionals in the construction industry.

October 20, 2020

California and Vermont Post Worst Losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota Add the Most;Illinois and Iowa Have Worst One-Month Job Losses, While New York and Vermont Post Biggest Gains

October 19, 2020

Collective bargaining negotiations settled during the first three quarters of 2020 resulted in an average first-year increase in wages and benefits of 2.7 percent or $1.59, reports the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) in its latest Settlements Report.  This compares to an average first-year increase of 2.8 percent or $1.66 reported during the same period in 2019 and of 2.9 percent or $1.67 reported for all of 2019.

October 15, 2020

On October 15, AGC—along with the American Council of Engineering Companies, American Institute of Architects, U.S.

October 15, 2020

National Association will Use Results to Push for Additional Relief Measures

October 15, 2020

No Resolution in Sight

October 15, 2020

AGC of America, jointly with nine other associations that are members of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (“CDW”), submitted an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) in a case reviewing the contract bar doctrine on October 8.  The contract bar doctrine precludes a union representation or decertification election during the term of a legitimate collective bargaining agreement, up to a three-year term.  The NLRB invited amicus briefs in the Mountaire Farms case to provide input as to whether the Board should rescind the contract bar doctrine, retain it as it currently exists, or retain it with modifications. 

October 8, 2020

As employers face unimaginable disruptions during the pandemic, they are still bound by compliance and reporting health care requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite relief provided to employers to date, there remains a need for greater regulatory compliance relief. Health care requirements and compliance rules prior to the coronavirus were complex and that complexity has grown.

October 5, 2020

On Oct. 5, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft National Recycling Strategy for public input.  The strategy organizes high-level actions around three strategic objectives to improve the U.S. recycling system: 1) reduce contamination, 2) increase processing efficiency, and 3) improve markets.  The draft strategy is available for public comment through December 4, 2020.

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