Open-Shop Resources

AGC of Washington's Open-Shop Committee develops and maintains comprehensive programs that are tailored to the specific needs of our open-shop members.

AGC of Washington membership consists of both Union and open-shop contractors. We strongly support fair and open competition for all public projects. Accordingly, AGCW opposes government-mandated and government-negotiated project-labor agreements (PLAs) and community-workforce agreements (CWAs).

Click here to view AGC of America’s statement on project labor agreements.

  • Advice and interpretations on government regulations and laws affecting apprenticeship
  • Department of Labor & Industries’ apprenticeship website – Click here
  • Apprenticeship opportunities in Washington State 
  • CITC open-shop apprenticeship training – Click here
  • AGC Health plan for Washington State – Click here
  • Northwest AGC retirement/401(k) plan – Click here
  • Assistance with one-time project union agreements
  • Labor-relations guidance 
  • Department of Labor & Industries Prevailing Wage website – Click here
  • Job descriptions and other resource materials
  • Job posters required by law – click here to request via email
  • Procedures for establishing a dual-gate system – Click here
  • Jobsite Labor-Relations Manual – Click here

For more information or assistance:

David Kearby Central District Manager 
dkearby@agcwa.com 
Tel 509.454.5064