Monthly Archives: March 2021

President’s Much-Needed Infrastructure Investments Are Likely To Be Undermined By Proposal’s Misguided Labor And Tax Proposals

March 31, 2021

President Biden is Right to Focus on Improving a Broad Range of Infrastructure Projects, But Taxing Employers and Imposing Draconian New Labor Rules will Undermine Economic Growth

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the unveiling today of President Biden’s new infrastructure proposal as well as related plans to raise taxes and impose new regulatory and labor requirements on employers:

Construction Employment In February Trails Pre-pandemic Level In 44 States As Soaring Costs, Supply-chain Problems Jeopardize Future Jobs

March 26, 2021

Texas, Louisiana Have Worst Job Losses Since Pandemic Struck, While Utah, Idaho Gain the Most; Association Issue Inflation Alert and Urges Immediate Relief on Tariffs, Examination of Supply Barriers

Construction Employment Slips In 225 Metro Areas From January 2020 To January 2021 As Rampant Cancellations Augur Further Declines Ahead

March 19, 2021

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Lake Charles, La. Have Worst 12-Month Employment Losses; Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif. and Sierra Vista-Douglas, Ariz. Top Ranks of Job Gainers

Construction Employment In January Lags Pre-Pandemic Mark In 42 States As Canceled Projects, Supply-chain Woes Threaten Future Jobs

March 15, 2021

Texas, Louisiana Have Worst Job Losses Since Pandemic Struck, While Idaho Adds the Most Jobs; California, South Carolina Have Worst One-Month Job Losses as Florida, Vermont Top Other States

Rising Materials Prices And Supply Chain Disruptions Are Hurting Many Construction Firms Already Struggling To Cope With Pandemic Impacts

March 12, 2021

New Producer Price Index Data Confirms Association Survey Showing Most Construction Firms are Being Harmed by Skyrocketing Costs for Products Like Lumber while Shipping Problems Impact Project Schedules

Soaring Materials Costs, Supply-Chain Problems & Project Cancellations Continue To Impact Construction Industry One Year Into Pandemic

March 11, 2021

Association Officials Warn Industry Will Have a Hard Time Recovering Unless President and Congress Act Promptly to Remove Costly Tariffs and Enact Infrastructure Funding to Boost Economy and Construction  

House Votes In Favor Of Idling Workers, Stripping Their Privacy And Denying Them The Opportunity To Establish Their Own Businesses

March 9, 2021

Democrats’ Vote in Favor of the PRO Act Will Hurt Workers and Undermine the Economic Recovery, Top Construction Industry Official Says, Urges Senate to Reject Measure Before it Harms the Economy

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives today of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act:

Media Primer: Why The AGC Of America Opposed The Protecting The Right To Organize (PRO) Act The House Will Consider This Week

March 8, 2021

Ostensible Union Organizing Measure Will Undermine Worker Privacy, Hurt their Ability to Earn a Living and Unleash a New Wave of Labor Unrest that Will Undermine the Economic Recovery

Construction Employment Declines By 61,000 In February As Severe Weather Compounds Falling Demand For Nonresidential Projects

March 5, 2021

Association Officials Urge Congress and Biden Administration to Focus on New Infrastructure Funding, Address Rising Materials Prices and Avoid Disruptive Measures like the PRO Act to Stem Sector Job Losses

Construction Spending Rises In January As Private Nonresidential Sector Stages Rare Gain, But Rising Materials Costs Make Further Losses Likely

March 1, 2021

Private Nonresidential Market Shrinks 10 Percent Since January 2020 with Declines in All 11 Segments;

Growing Cancellations, Proposed Labor Law Change Threaten to Harm Employers and Workers Alike

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