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www.agc.orgSeptember 8, 2011 / Issue No. 5-11
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Labor Relations
Register Now for Oct. 17 Union Contractor Events
NLRB Strengthens its Permissive Position on Union Bannering
FASBís Approval of New Multiemployer Plan Disclosure Standard Represents Victory for AGC
HR Training
Register for the HR and TED Conferences and Federal Contracting HR Workshop Ė Hotel Discount Ends Sept. 9
Regulation & Enforcement
NLRB Imposes New Posting Requirement Affecting Most Employers
AGC Urges NLRB to Withdraw "Quickie Election" Rule
U.S. Department of Labor Improves Enforcement Database
Government Contracting
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces the Acceptance of Electronic Certified Payrolls for Davis-Bacon
VETS-100/100A Filing Deadline for Federal Contractors Extended to Nov. 30
AGC Launches New Website on Government-Mandated PLAs
USCIS Expands E-Verify Self-Check to 16 Additional States and Launches Spanish Version
DOL Temporarily Suspends Immigration-Related Prevailing Wage Determinations
Immigration-Related Compliance Assistance Training for Employers to Take Place in September-October
Labor Relations
Register Now for Oct. 17 Union Contractor Events

All AGC chapter staff and members involved in collective bargaining or other labor relations matters for union contractors are encouraged to attend the first AGC-Basic Trades Forum since 2007 and the chance to communicate to top leaders of the basic trades and the building trades about the challenges union contractors are facing in the current environment.  Click here to register online now.

Labor leaders expected to attend include:

  • Terry O’Sullivan, General President, Laborers
  • Walter Wise, General President, Iron Workers
  • Mark Ayers, President, Building & Construction Trades Dep’t, AFL-CIO
  • Sean McGarvey, Secretary-Treasurer, Building & Construction Trades Dep’t, AFL-CIO
  • Earl Hurd, Treasurer, Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons
  • And more!

This town-hall style forum will feature a moderated question-and-answer session plus, time-permitting, questions from the floor.  Topics expected to be addressed include:

  • Multiemployer pension plan underfunding and defined benefit plan sustainability
  • Jurisdictional disputes
  • Cost-competitiveness and market share
  • Health care cost management
  • Your concerns – as submitted on your registration form!

Afterward, all AGC members and chapter staff attending the AGC-Basic Trades Forum are invited to an AGC Union Contractors Committee Strategic Planning Meeting.  The meeting will include a discussion of the AGC-Basic Trades Forum, a discussion of the results of an AGC collective bargaining chapter survey that will be conducted later this month, and a strategic planning session building on the survey results to discuss how AGC and the committee can best serve AGC’s union contractors today.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.           Early Arrivals Breakfast & Briefing (AGC only)
9:15 – 9:30                    Break
9:30 – 11:30                  AGC-Basic Trades Forum (with labor)
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.       Break
12:00 – 1:00                  Lunch & Debrief of Forum (AGC only)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.            Union Contractors Committee Strategic Planning Session (AGC only)

All events, including breakfast and lunch, are offered without charge.

The location of all events will be The Madison hotel, which is in the heart of downtown Washington at 1177 15th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.  A small block of rooms has been saved for meeting attendees.  To reserve a room at the pre-tax group rate of $179 per night, call the hotel at (800) 424-8577 by September 27 and tell the reservations clerk that you are attending the Associated General Contractors of America event.  To reserve a room online, click here.  The hotel may require a deposit which is refundable if the reservation is cancelled at least 24 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

Meeting registration is available by fax or online.  Click here to register online.  Click here to download a form for registration by fax, which allows for easy registration of multiple attendees.  Please register by September 27.  There is no registration fee for these events.

If you have registration questions, call Crystal Yates at (703) 837-5437.  If you have other questions about the events, contact Denise Gold at (703) 837-5326 or
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