Victory for Construction Advocacy Fund-Financed AGC Lawsuit

AGC releases full report from its first-ever workforce summit which includes a lengthy catalog of steps firms, educators and AGC of America chapters are taking to address workforce shortages. It also includes 22 new recommendations summit participants crafted, to help overcome the recruiting, training and retention challenges behind construction workforce shortages.

On January 19, AGC, along with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance (SWACCA), submitted comprehensive

On January 14, the Federal Highway Administration launched the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program created in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The program represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since construction of the interstate highway system, providing $26.5 billion to states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over five years.

According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc., construction support staff wages are to rise by an average 3.6%. The prediction is based on data gathered from over 199 companies in the 18th edition of PAS’s Construction Support Staff Salary Survey.

On January 13, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) No. 2022-1 clarifying the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 14026 that increases the hourly minimum wage for certain federal contractors to $15 effective January 30, 2022.

AGC, in conjunction with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) and four fellow CDW-member trade associations, submitted an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board in a case that could result in broader remedies for unlawfully discharged employees.  The Board invited briefs in the Thryv, Inc.