February 28, 2005 / Issue 1-05
 
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AGC Convention
Learn How to Recruit and Manage Hispanic Workers
Meet New Operating Engineers President at AGC Convention
Open Shop Roundtable to Take Place at AGC Convention
View New Online Supervisory Training Program
Discover How Competitive Companies Build Leaders for the Future
Find Out How to Prevent Future Workforce Shortages With Career Academies and Charter Schools
DOL Representatives to Talk About High Growth Training Initiative, Workforce Investment Boards, and One-Stops at AGC Convention
Building Trades
AGC and Basic Trades Discuss Health Care Costs and Other Mutual Concerns
Union Density Continues to Decline
Compensation
2004 Bargaining Yields Average First-Year Increase of 3.8 Percent
Craft Workers’ Earnings Rose Slightly in 2004
Executive Salaries Up 4.23 Percent
Labor Supply
Estimated 185,000 Craft Workers Needed Over Next Decade
Government Contractors
Newly Revised Affirmative Action Manual Now Available
Laminated “Beck” Posters Now Available
HR Networking
Save the Date for the Next HR Professionals Networking Forum

  Craft Workers’ Earnings Rose Slightly in 2004
BLS reports that the median weekly earnings of all full-time construction workers increased modestly in 2004, from $615 to $618. In 2000, the median weekly earnings of all full-time construction workers was $584.

The median weekly earnings of union-represented construction workers rose from $873 in 2003 to $884 in 2004, while those of nonunion workers rose from $580 to $588.  This indicates that union-represented workers earned over 50 percent more than nonunion workers in 2004. 

To view the BLS table of earnings by union affiliation, occupation, and industry, click here. [ return to top ]