All AGC Union Contractors Invited to Attend AGC-Basic Trades Forum on Oct. 11, Followed by Pension Discussion
AGC will hold an AGC-Basic Trades Forum with the general presidents on October 11 in Washington, DC. All AGC union contractors – including members of the national Union Contractors Committee as well as other contractors involved in collective bargaining at the chapter level – and their chapter representatives are encouraged to attend. AGC hopes to make this an annual event.
The purpose of the forum is to give AGC’s union contractors a chance to meet outside the Annual Convention, now that the Union Contractors Committee will no longer meet during AGC’s annual Midyear Meeting, and to provide a regular opportunity for interaction with the general presidents and their staff. The NCA general presidents (Carpenters, Laborers, and Operating Engineers) have confirmed their attendance. The general presidents of the other trades on the AGC-Basic Trades Committee (Iron Workers, Bricklayers, Cement Masons, and Teamsters) will also be invited but are not yet confirmed. The forum will begin around 9:00 a.m. and end around 11:00 a.m.
Following the forum with the basic trades, AGC will hold a meeting for AGC members and chapter staff only, from around 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. After a brief discussion of the forum with the general presidents, the AGC-only session will focus on how the Pension Protection Act affects collective bargaining and other multiemployer pension issues relevant to union contractors as collective bargaining parties (rather than as trustees). Outside experts will be there to briefly speak and to participate in the discussion, but the program will be informal and will focus on an open-forum discussion of common concerns and strategies.
Registration will be required, but is not yet available as details are still being firmed up. Please save the date now and look for more information to be published on the Union Contractors e-Forum and on the AGC web site in the coming weeks.
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