Telling the Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan that hurting construction jobs is not the way to combat homelessness, AGC is strongly opposed to the city’s proposed $500 per employee “head tax” – a controversial measure that caused... (Read More)
Taxes to fund the paid family and medical leave program passed by the Legislature last year will be collected starting Jan. 1, 2019, but the benefits won’t be available to be taken until Jan. 1, 2020.
Both employers and employees will pay the... (Read More)
The prospect of the Pacific Northwest’s largest cities being connected by a train capable of traveling 250 mph or faster received a nudge from the state Legislature as the recently enacted supplemental transportation budget included up to $1.2... (Read More)
Among the bills passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor during the recently concluded legislative session were these measures:
A bill (3SHB 1673) passed the Legislature that requires training in... (Read More)
On March 8, President Trump signed proclamations to impose a 25-percent tariff on steel imports and a 10-percent tariff on aluminum imports, with limited exceptions. AGC previously urged the President to abandon the tariffs because of their negative... (Read More)
Washington legislators are promoting HB 1851, a proposal that would make it nearly impossible for work, which hadn't previously been contracted out, to be offered to private businesses.
The bill requires a complex and slanted "analysis" that... (Read More)
President Donald Trump released his "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America" on February 12. The long-awaited proposal aims to address the country's growing infrastructure problem but does not outline a specific source of... (Read More)
Worker safety and health is a top priority for the construction industry, but there is always room for improvement. In the past, Washington has experienced higher injury and illness rates compared to other states. In fact, during 2011, the... (Read More)
On March 12, 2018, at 8 am The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), in conjunction with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington and RHA, LLC, will provide Partnering and Conflict Resolution training to WSDOT staff... (Read More)