August 18, 2004 / Issue No. 2-04
 
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EDITOR’S NOTE
Human Resource & Labor News Returns with New Look!
MIDYEAR MEETING
McCarron Slated to Explain Consolidations
Wage-Hour Administrator to Discuss the Davis-Bacon Survey Process
Generation Expert to Talk About Employing “Millennials”
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
HR Professionals Mingle and Learn at AGC’s HR Networking Forum
AGC Labor Lawyers Hold 20th Annual Symposium
LABOR-MANAGEMENT COOPERATION
AGC Supports Tripartite Initiative’s Recommendations for Action
AGC WEB SITE
How to Find Labor & HR Information on AGC's New Web Site
FEDERAL REGULATIONS
New Overtime Regulations Take Effect Aug. 23
Federal Contractors Must Post Beck Notice
AGC Partners with Labor Department on Compliance Assistance
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Newly Negotiated Wage-and-Fringe Rates Down Slightly From Last Year
BENEFIT FUNDS
Agreement Not Signed by Authorized Company Official Does Not Obligate Contractor to Make Benefit Fund Contributions
Contractor with Overlapping Jurisdictional Clauses Must Pay Benefits Twice
Segal Company Reports on Multiemployer Pension Funding Levels and Investment Performance
WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS
NLRB Reverses Latest Grant of Representation Rights to Nonunion Employees
JURISDICTIONAL DISPUTES
NLRB’s 10(k) Award Trumps Conflicting Arbitration Award
FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Diabetic Forklift Driver Denied Claim Under ADA

  Newly Negotiated Wage-and-Fringe Rates Down Slightly From Last Year
Collective bargaining negotiations completed so far this year have yielded an average first-year increase in wages and fringe benefits of $1.38 or 4.0 percent, according to the Construction Labor Research Council’s (CLRC) June 2004 report.

This compares to an average of $1.45 or 4.3 percent for the comparable period in 2003.  The average second-year increase for multi-year contracts negotiated so far this year is $1.47 or 4.0 percent, and the average third-year increase is $1.39 or 3.7 percent.  Fifty-eight of the 89 settlements included in the report occurred in the east north central region, which covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

A copy of the brief report is posted under the topic “Collective Bargaining Agreement Data” on the Topical Resources page of the AGC web site’s Labor and Human Resources section.

Chapters bargaining this year are reminded to please send their new agreements to CLRC promptly upon settlement via e-mail at clrc@erols.com or via regular mail at 1915 Eye Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20006. [ return to top ]