AGC of America has continually sought to make clear that our industry is essential to responding to and recovering from this virus in the following ways:
- Received broad media coverage of its release detailing how counter intuitive it is to shut down construction projects and the industry itself during a pandemic.
- Partnered with the buildings trades unions in a joint release—showing that management and labor agree—that construction must be included as an essential service able to operate during COVID-19-related shutdowns.
- Partnered with construction business organizations in a letter to the White House in underscoring the essential need for the construction industry to work during this crisis.
- Communicated to the Republican and Democratic Governors’ Associations these same messages.
Please join us in telling President Trump and Congress to treat the construction industry and the work it performs as vital and essential to the critical industries that must remain in operation to respond to this pandemic and crises to come. To ensure this is the case, the federal government must issue guidance classifying construction as a critical infrastructure industry whose workers are essential. Click here and simply submit the pre-written message as is to President Trump and your members of Congress or customize it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your employer. You can view the real-time activity on this action alert here.
For more information, please contact Jimmy Christianson, Vice President, Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.