Monthly Archives: February 2021

New Immigration Bill Protects The Legal Status Of More Than 100,000 People In Dreamers And TPS Programs Who Work In Construction

February 18, 2021

Offering Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Legal Status Will Put an End to Unfair Competition and Labor Exploitation, But Bill Fails to Create a Construction Worker Visa Program, Has Other Flaws  

The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the introduction in Congress today of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021:

Soaring Prices And Delivery Delays For Lumber, Steel And Other Inputs Squeeze Finances For Construction Firms Already Burdened By Pandemic

February 17, 2021

Association Officials Call for Removing Tariffs on Key Materials to Provide Immediate Relief for Hard-Hit Contractors and Exploring Ways to Expand Long-Term Capacity for Steel, Lumber and Other Materials

Construction Employment Stalls In January With Unemployment Rate Of 9.4 Percent As New Measures Threaten To Undermine Sector’s Recovery

February 5, 2021

Newly Introduced PRO Act and Congressional Efforts to Discriminate Against Certain Construction Training Programs Likely to Disrupt Ongoing Projects and Undermine Efforts to Prepare New Workers

New “PRO Act” Will Hurt Construction Workers, Undermine Their Privacy And Make It Hard For The Economy To Recover, Official Warns

February 4, 2021

Measure Denies Workers Absolute Right to Secret and Fair Union Elections, Forces Them to Become the Victims of Union Disputes, Will Unleash Strikes and Disruptions that Will Kill Jobs, Hurt Recovery

The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the introduction in Congress today of the so-called “PRO Act”:

Construction Employment Declined In 2020 In Majority Of Metro Areas As Shrinking List Of Nonresidential Projects Outweighs Homebuilding Boom

February 2, 2021

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Mass. Have Worst 2020 Losses, While Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind. and Walla Walla, Wash. Register Largest Gains in Industry Jobs

Construction Spending Diverges In December With Slump In Private Nonresidential Sector, Mixed Public Work, And Boom In Homebuilding

February 1, 2021

Demand for Nonresidential Construction and Public Works Will Decline Amid Ongoing Pandemic Concerns, Worsening State and Local Budgets as Association Officials Call for New Recovery Measures

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