Economic Intel for Finishing Contractors: June 2021

SURGING COSTS WILL DELAY CONSTRUCTION'S RECOVERY CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL ECONOMIC UPDATE (or read on for an excerpt from this month’s intel.) Job Losses

2021-06-18T12:50:26-05:00June 17th, 2021|Economy|

Understanding Hiring Clauses in a CBA

Overview It’s no secret that skilled workers – particularly skilled trade workers – are in short supply. Construction managers report that the shortage is felt

2021-06-18T15:12:36-05:00June 16th, 2021|Legal|

EEOC Publishes Additional Guidance Answering COVID-19 Vaccination Program Questions

Just before Memorial Day, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published new guidance addressing questions regarding employer vaccination programs. The newly-issued FAQs address several topics

2021-06-09T14:57:22-05:00June 9th, 2021|COVID-19|

Feel the Churn

Why the Construction Industry Lost Jobs in May By Anirban Basu | Sage Policy Group There’s a question I’ve been asked several times since last

2021-06-09T14:31:40-05:00June 8th, 2021|Economy|

What Signatory Contractors Need to Know About Wage Reopeners

Overview In general, a “wage reopener” is a way for parties to a collective bargaining agreement to agree to “delay” their bargain over wages in

2021-05-27T12:28:42-05:00May 27th, 2021|Legal|

ProForm Launches New Website

FCA International Partner National Gypsum Company, the exclusive service provider of reliable, high-performance building products manufactured by its affiliate companies and marketed under the ProForm®,

2021-05-27T14:11:10-05:00May 27th, 2021|Industry Partners|

OSHA Says Employers May Follow CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Workers

Overview Last week, the CDC released new guidance stating that fully-vaccinated individuals “no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance” in non-healthcare settings.

2021-05-25T16:33:01-05:00May 19th, 2021|Legal|

Bargaining Primer: Notice Requirements under a CBA and Section 8(d) of the NLRA

Contractually-Required Notices: “Evergreen” or “Automatic Renewal” Clauses It is common for a labor agreement to contain an “evergreen” or “automatic renewal” clause whereby the CBA

2021-05-19T14:46:05-05:00May 18th, 2021|Legal|

Understanding and Operationalizing Mandatory, Permissive and Illegal Subjects of Bargaining

Overview  During contract negotiations, contractors know that wages and benefits will always be front and center. But, what about other subjects, such as travel time,

2021-05-06T16:27:06-05:00May 6th, 2021|Legal|

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 4-26-21

The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 4-26-21 is available for members! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATE! This week’s headlines: Congressional OverviewOSHA Emergency

2021-04-30T17:25:24-05:00April 30th, 2021|Legislative|
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