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Construction Materials Prices Increase 0.4% in March

Construction Materials Prices Increase 0.4% in March WASHINGTON, April 11—Construction input prices increased 0.4% in March compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 0.4% for the month. Both overall and…

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Prevailing Wages on Off-site Prefab Will Cost NY Thousands of Jobs

Prevailing Wages on Off-site Prefab Will Cost NY Thousands of Jobs ABC opposes the New York State Legislature’s proposed legislation to mandate prevailing wage mandates on construction work performed at an offsite custom fabrication facility. If passed, this law will drive the custom fabrication industry out of the state and eliminate union and nonunion jobs,…

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Bad News: Construction Input Prices Increase 1.4% in February, Says ABC

Bad News: Construction Input Prices Increase 1.4% in February, Says ABC WASHINGTON, March 14—Construction input prices increased 1.4% in February compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices increased 1.3% for the month.…

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Queens Assemblymember David Weprin sponsors bill that would make staged construction accidents a Class E felony

Queens Assemblymember David Weprin sponsors bill that would make staged construction accidents a Class E felony By Athena Dawson QNS: Queens News, Sports, Entertainment & Community On Tuesday, Mar. 5, Queens Assemblymember David Weprin (D-24), held a press conference in Albany to announce his sponsorship of a new bill that would make staged construction accidents…

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Sampson Speaks at Presser Supporting Penalties for Staging Construction Site Accident

Sampson Speaks at Presser Supporting Penalties for Staging Construction Site Accident At a press conference at the New York State Capitol last Tuesday, ABC Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson spoke in support of legislation aimed at fighting workers’ compensation fraud in New York. The legislation (S.8413/ A898) sponsored by Senator Breslin and Assemblyman Weprin…

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ABC: Government-Registered Apprenticeship Programs Not Keeping Up With Construction Industry Needs

ABC: Government-Registered Apprenticeship Programs Not Keeping Up With Construction Industry Needs WASHINGTON, Feb. 22—At current rates of participation and completion, federal and state government-registered apprenticeship programs will fail to meet the construction industry’s short- and long-term skilled workforce needs, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of recently released U.S. Department of Labor data.…

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2024 Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million

2024 Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million WASHINGTON, Jan. 31—The construction industry will need to attract an estimated 501,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2024 to meet the demand for labor, according to a proprietary model developed by Associated Builders and Contractors. In 2025, the industry will need…

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80% of New York Construction Workers Do Not Belong to a Union

80% of New York Construction Workers Do Not Belong to a Union According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of 2023 state union membership data published recently by UnionStats.com, 80% of New York’s construction workers in private industry do not belong to a union. Nationwide, a record 89.3% of construction workers do not belong to a union,…

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ABC: A Record 89.3% of the U.S. Construction Industry Is Not Part of a Union

ABC: A Record 89.3% of the U.S. Construction Industry Is Not Part of a Union WASHINGTON, Jan. 23—According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2023 Union Members Summary released today, a historic low of 10.7% of the construction industry belongs to a union, a decline from 11.7% in 2022.…

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Higher in December, Contractor Confidence Improves

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Higher in December, Contractor Confidence Improves WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to 8.6 months in December from 8.5 months in November, according to an ABC member survey conducted Dec. 20 to Jan. 4. The reading is down 0.6 months from December…

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