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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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August 2, 2018

On August 1, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a set of practical expectations for contractors when undergoing an audit or otherwise interacting with the agency.  Under this new guidance, federal contractors will have opportunities to provide input on training and additional compliance assistance, see a response time of three-to-four business days on inquiries, and get feedback on ongoing investigations.

July 31, 2018

Construction employment increased in 272 (76 percent) out of 358 metro areas between June 2017 and June 2018

July 26, 2018

September 11, 2018; Co-located with AGC’s 2018 Construction Environmental Conference

July 26, 2018

Last week, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposed streamlining updates to multiple sections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  In addition, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is considering an AGC-supported discussion draft of a new bill to amend the Act.

July 25, 2018

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement...

July 24, 2018

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement...

July 20, 2018

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2017 and June 2018, while 32 states and D.C. added construction jobs between May and June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials cautioned that continued job gains may depend on improving the training and education pipeline for workers to enter the industry.

July 18, 2018

Collective bargaining negotiations settled from January through June 2018 resulted in an average first-year wage-and-benefits increase of 3.0 percent or $1.65, according to the Construction Labor Research Council’s (CLRC) latest – and redesigned – Settlements Report.  While most first-year increases were in the 2.1-2.5 percent and 2.6-3.0 percent ranges, CLRC reported a “noticeable” percent of first-year increases of over 5 percent.  For newly negotiated multi-year agreements, the average increase for both the second and the third year of the contract was 2.8 percent.

July 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor has published a final rule rescinding the controversial “Persuader Rule” issued under Pres. Obama.  This is a victory for AGC and others who opposed the regulation and urged the Trump administration to rescind it.

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