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Friday's unexpectedly strong reports on employment and wage growth could influence the Federal Reserve's decision-making on interest rates and encourage policymakers to maintain a robust pace of increases. Charles Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, said last week that he would support a 50-basis-point hike at the upcoming meeting if data shows that the economy is cooling. However, a 75-basis-point hike is still in play if that does not happen, Evans said.
  
The Senate has approved Democrats' $740 billion climate, health care and tax package on a party-line vote in which Vice President Kamala Harris broke the tie. The Inflation Reduction Act includes $374 billion in climate and energy spending, Medicare negotiations for drug prices, a 15% minimum corporate tax and a stock buyback tax, while a proposed tax increase on private equity managers' carried-interest income has been dropped. The House is expected to vote on the legislation Friday.
  
AGC-TBB is excited to gather together in Georgetown, Texas, for the first time in three years to present in person the Outstanding Construction Awards for projects completed in 2021. They look forward to an elegant evening to present the awards and hope that you will join us to celebrate the great achievements in the construction industry over the previous year.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 15
WHERE: Georgetown Sheraton Resort and Conference Center
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
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Slates Harwell LLP
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
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We won't blame it on your roots if you show up in boots! Bring out your best "country couture" attire and join us in the Fort Worth Stockyards for a night of networking and celebrating our 2022 Distinguished Building Award winners. These awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the nation and embody the skill, commitment and passion that TEXO members have for construction.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 11 | 5-9 p.m.
WHERE: Stockyard Station | 140 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
  
This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses; injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens; choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest for adults. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
 
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 12 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
New to the office life or just need a refresher? Join TEXO, SMPS Dallas, and SMPS Fort Worth for a Corporate Etiquette & Leadership Training taught by Diane Gottsman, founder of The Protocol School of Texas. Brush up on your professionalism skills – from communication to dining and more!

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 18 | 8:30 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.
 
WHEN: August 15-18 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
The two-day TEXO OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program provides general awareness for entry or field-level construction workers. The training program covers recognizing, mitigating, and preventing hazards on a construction site. We have incorporated a virtual reality component to enhance the participants' engagement and connection to the material.
 
Spanish:
WHEN: Aug. 17-18 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
 
English:
WHEN: Aug. 24-25 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature live instruction via Zoom and are available in a variety of days and time blocks to accommodate your learning schedule. Ideal for construction professionals looking to learn without the hassle of traveling. 
 
When registering for any of the classes below, be sure to list TEXO as who referred you to the program!
 
Lean Construction Education Program | Aug. 1-31 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Aug. 2 - Sept. 1 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | Aug. 9 - Sept. 1 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | Aug. 10-22 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: The Demo Company, Humphrey & Associates, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, Rogers-O'Brien, TDIndustries
 
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
AGC's Membership Discount Program's provide members access to high-quality services, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line products. From discounts on vehicles to office supplies to cloud-based construction management solutions. AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations.
Don't miss out on all the discounts that ABC National offers to you as a member of TEXO! ABC Members received more than $35 million in savings in 2019.
ResourcesResources
The 2022 Labor Law poster will include the following state & federal required posters for all businesses into one laminated 25.5” X 39.5” poster.
 
Texas Required Posters
Bilingual Discrimination Notice
Bilingual Notification of the Ombudsman Program
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 10 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 5 - Non-Election of Workers' Compensation
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 6 - Election of Workers' Compensation
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 7 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas
Child Labor Law
Texas Payment Notice & Unemployment Compensation
 
Federal Required Posters
Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law (EEOC) - Includes GINA
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Act - 8.5" x 14"
The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)