AGC's Human Resource and Labor News - August 11, 2006 / Issue No. 1-06  (Plain Text Version)

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MIDYEAR MEETING
  Workforce Development, Open Shop, and Union Contractors Committees to Meet During AGC’s 2006 Midyear Meeting
IMMIGRATION
  Register Now for AGC’s August 23 Immigration Compliance Audio Conference
  Interim Rule on Electronic Storage of I-9 Forms Now in Effect
  DHS Announces New Program to Help Employers Avoid Hiring Unauthorized Workers
COMPENSATION
  Open Shop Craft Wages to Rise Over 4.4%, Construction Staff Wages to Rise Over 4.0%
  Early Collective Bargaining Yields Average First-Year Increase of 4.6% This Year
DRUG TESTING
  AGC Joins DOL’s Drug-Free Workplace Alliance
  Building Trades Launch National Drug & Alcohol Program for CURT Projects
LABOR RELATIONS
  Contractor is Bound to Laborers Throughout State Despite Union Indication That Agreement was for Project Only
  AGC Delivers Union Contractor Concerns to New Basic Trades Group
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
  Congress Passes AGC-Supported Reform of Multiemployer Pension Laws


Workforce Development, Open Shop, and Union Contractors Committees to Meet During AGC’s 2006 Midyear Meeting

AGC of America’s 2006 Midyear Meeting will be held from September 29 to October 1 in San Francisco, CA.  On Saturday, September 30, the Workforce Development Committee and Open Shop Committee will hold a joint meeting at 9:00 a.m.  Guest speakers Tim Horst of the Business Roundtable, Jeff Robinson of PAS, Inc., and Bob Gasperow of the Construction Labor Research Council will talk about various workforce development initiatives in the Gulf Coast region.

The Union Contractors Committee will meet later that day at 1:30 p.m.  The meeting will feature Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.  The meeting will also include a report on collective bargaining settlements by Mr. Gasperow. 

In addition to labor issues, the Midyear Meeting will cover a variety of other topics to help ensure that AGC contractors are highly skilled, have the best information, and are well-connected.  Attendees at this year’s meeting will learn:

  • about the latest economic trends from AGC’s Chief Economist Ken Simonson;
  • marketing techniques to attract new business;
  • what you need to know about BIM (Building Information Modeling) to stay competitive;
  • which candidates the AGC Political Action Committee plans to support in upcoming elections;
  • how to make the most of the newest construction tax cut;
  • and much more.

Additional information and registration are available online at www.agc.org/2006midyear.  Register by August 21 to take advantage of the early registration discount.


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