October 22, 2007 / Issue No. 5-07
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Court Puts “No-Match” Rule on Hold
Labor Relations
AGC Holds Basic Trades Forum and Multiemployer Pension Meeting
Salts Without Genuine Interest in Employment Are Not Protected from Discriminatory Refusal to Hire
Contractor’s Reasonably Based Lawsuit Against Unions Can’t Be an Unfair Labor Practice
Contractors Expect to Raise Open Shop Pay 4.8%, Staff Pay by 5.1%
Year-to-Date Collective Bargaining Yields 4.4% Increases
Audio Guidance on FLSA Available for Download
Family & Medical Leave
FMLA Does Not Guarantee Full Pay to Employee on Light Duty
Holidays Count in Calculation of FMLA Intermittent Leave
Workforce Development
AGC Releases Video Message on Workforce Crisis
AGC Offers New Education, Training & Development Resources

  Contractors Expect to Raise Open Shop Pay 4.8%, Staff Pay by 5.1%
Open shop construction contractors indicate that they expect to increase craft wages by an average of 4.8 percent in 2007, according to a recent survey conducted by PAS, Inc.

Based on historical experience and other factors, PAS projects that increases will actually be around 5.5 percent nationally and may reach 7 percent in the Gulf Coast area.  In 2006, actual increases averaged 4.9 percent or 5 percent when zero-increases are excluded.

PAS survey respondents also indicated that they expect to raise construction executive salaries by an average of 5.1 percent in 2007-08, to raise exempt professional salaries by 3.9 percent, and to raise other staff salaries by 4.2 percent.  However, PAS projects actual increases in 2007-08 to be in the range of 4.7 percent to 4.8 percent.  In 2006-07, non-craft construction staff received an average salary increase of 4.0 percent and construction executives received an average increase of 5.0 percent, according to PAS reports. 

For more information on PAS survey reports, visit www.pas1.com. [ return to top ]