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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Andrews Myers, PC
Events
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Tell Congress to reform federal education policy to help the industry meet its present and future workforce needs. Congress can take corrective action by passing the JOBS Act. This legislation will expand needs-based financial aid Pell Grant eligibility to short-term training courses and programs.

Taking action is easy. Submit the pre-written message as is to your Representative and Senators or customize them with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company.

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The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions recognize the nation's most impressive construction projects.

The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards recognize contractors that are champions in advancing diversity and inclusion within their workforce, subcontractor-partners, supply chain, the association, and in the communities they serve.

The AGC Diverse Business of the Year competition honors an outstanding diverse AGC member-firm that is committed to achieving business success. Apply by Wednesday, October 23, 2019 for full consideration.

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According to newly-released data from AGC of America, construction employment grew in 252 out of 358 metro areas between August 2018 and August 2019, declined in 60 and was unchanged in 46.While the Dallas, Plano and IRving areas increased construction jobs by 8 percent, many firms are having to boost pay and benefits, investing in more training programs and adopting new technologies to attract talent. 

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On Sept. 19, Jamey Sanders, Vice President of Choctaw Transportation and Division Chair of AGC of America's Federal and Heavy Construction Division, testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the importance of water resource infrastructure to the U.S. economy. This is the first of a series of Senate hearings that will be held as Congress considers reauthorization of the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA).

In his testimony, Sanders applauded the Senate for continuing a regular two-year authorization of this legislation and described the impact of underfunded and aging water resource infrastructure.

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Knight Security
Mustang Cat
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Education/Training
Safety
 

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News you can Use
From Scott Braddock, Construction Citizen

 

"Later this year, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to restart their push to penalize companies that compensate their workers as independent contractors when, by law, they should be classified as employees and compensated as such."

 

Visit https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/renewed-push-coming-worker-misclassification-crackdown/1909261 to view the full article online.

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a proposed rule addressing union recognition in the construction industry.  AGC plans to submit comments prior to the October 11, 2019, deadline. The Board is presently proposing a new regulation that would overturn that case law.  Under the proposed rule, contract language alone would not be sufficient to establish a 9(a) relationship. 

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