An overwhelming majority of construction firms report trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots as demand for construction continues to rebound in many parts of the country, according to the results of an industry-wide survey... (Read More)
All AGC of Washington members are invited—and encouraged—to attend their respective upcoming Retro Think Tank meeting during October 2015. You will leave the meetings with your 2016 proposed EMR along with valuable information designed to save... (Read More)
The following article from Judd H. Lees and Williams Kastner originally appeared on our website. It has been edited slightly for timeliness.
While employers were troubled by the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to issue a complaint... (Read More)
The following excerpt is from an article by Brian Keeley and Jeremy T. Vermilyea of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Read the full version here reprinted with the permission of the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.
The DOL now says carpenters... (Read More)
Gov. Jay Inslee recently directed the state Department of Ecology to step up enforcement of existing state pollution laws and develop a regulatory cap on carbon emissions. The Governor said the regulatory cap on carbon emissions would force a... (Read More)
Federal authorization to continue spending on highway projects was scheduled to conclude at the end of July, creating uncertainty about the future of major construction projects across the U.S. Yet 11th hour activity resulted in a three-month... (Read More)
Completion of State Routes 167 and 509, the North-South Corridor in Spokane and the west end of the 520 bridge–projects decades in the making–will actually come to pass, thanks to final passage of the comprehensive transportation-funding... (Read More)
Sound Transit hopes to move forward on its third phase with a package of up to $15 billion. It’s still a long way off with no certainty for its success, as the legislature still has to provide permission to Sound Transit to put the measure on the... (Read More)
It’s not the $15 billion comprehensive transportation funding package that AGC of Washington is pushing for, but the Legislature recently passed the 2015-1017 “current law” budget that will fund a few projects, insert some money into... (Read More)