Changes to paid sick leave for unionized construction workers

Very little reporting has focused on a new law, signed by Governor Inslee on April 30, 2019, that significantly changes the Paid Sick Leave Law (RCW 49.46.210) for construction workers covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Posted on: 08/21/2019

AGC charges 17 local unions with unfair labor practices

AGC of Washington (AGCW) has filed an unfair labor-practice charge against 17 building and construction unions with the Region 19 National Labor Relations Board in Seattle, Washington.
Posted on: 01/02/2019

"Persuader Rule" revision is rescinded

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule rescinding a proposed Obama-era change to the so-called “persuader” requirements of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
Posted on: 07/24/2018

Labor-negotiation update

AGC of Washington remains in labor negotiations with three of the five basic construction crafts in advance of the May 31, 2018 expiration of the current master labor agreements.
Posted on: 05/30/2018

Numerous union labor contracts expire on May 31, 2018.

AGC's Labor Committee is hosting meetings in February in all four districts of the Chapter.
Posted on: 01/16/2018

Priority-Hire Update

Priority-hire programs are sweeping through our local agencies and, while AGC of Washington has been a stalwart supporter of diversity on the jobsite, we have taken exception to the City of Seattle's approach.
Posted on: 03/07/2017

Court puts hold on AGC-opposed “persuader rule”

From AGC of America...
Posted on: 07/26/2016

DOL “Persuader” regulation is back

By Judd H. Lees, Sebris Busto James
Posted on: 03/28/2016

Tentative agreement reached with operating engineers

The AGC negotiating team has reached a tentative agreement with the Operating Engineers. It is anticipated that the Operators ratification vote will be completed and counted by July 1st with wage and fringe increases retroactive to 6/1/15. With this settlement all negotiations are complete. All a...
Posted on: 06/15/2015

Agreements reached with four crafts

AGC negotiating teams have reached agreements with the Cement Masons Laborers Carpenters and Teamsters unions. As of this writing the Operating Engineers are still in discussions with the AGC negotiating committee. In the four completed agreements each craft agreed to a three-year term effective...
Posted on: 06/01/2015

Important union-benefit trust seminar, Nov. 14

If you are a union contractor you are responsible for submitting monthly reports to trust administrators for both pension and health trusts. Your company is periodically subject to payroll audits and you may have had to deal with collection attorneys if your trust contributions become delinquent....
Posted on: 10/14/2014