From: ABC National ABC Underscores the Negative Impact of Encouraging Government-Mandated PLAs in Treasury Rulemaking Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:28 AM On July 15, ABC called for changes to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s interim final rule encouraging project labor agreements and other anti-competitive and costly labor policies on certain state and local projects funded by the American [...]
The construction industry shut down for a few months last year during the pandemic — but was quickly deemed essential, allowing paused projects to continue. But in that short time, the sector lost more than 1 million workers. The industry has recouped nearly 80% of its workforce since then, but is still down 238,000 workers from pre-pandemic levels as of June, according to the Labor Department.
"Make no mistake: the PRO Act is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and the American public deserves to know that it is nothing more than an attempt to strip workers of their privacy, freedom and choice.
The Biden administration released an executive order last Friday on promoting competition in the American economy that continues the president’s efforts to push for passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
Due to the recently enacted Hero Act, the New York State Department of Labor issued compliance standards that all employers must adhere to, relative to preventing airborne infectious diseases. Employers have 30 days to review and adopt these new standards. You can read the construction industry standards by clicking this link: https://dol.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/07/construction-exposure-prevention-plan-p765b.pdf Key Takeaways: [...]
The U.S. House Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus formally endorsed the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure framework, releasing a statement in support of the proposal
According to news reports and ABC staff, the Biden administration has circulated a draft executive order to expand federal agencies’ use of project labor agreements.
The New York State Legislature concluded session on June 11th. The Senate and Assembly passed 892 bills, many of which will be sent to Governor Cuomo for signature, veto or Chapter Amendments between now and the end of the year.
Monday, President Biden announced a deal with a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on a framework for an infrastructure package that would provide approximately $1 trillion to address the needs of the nation’s most critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and broadband services for Americans.
White House to Hold Meetings on Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal This week, President Biden will host meetings with members of Congress as a bipartisan infrastructure proposal faces a make-or-break week in Washington. The president’s talks this week could mark a final push to find a compromise before Democrats move to pass a multi-trillion, partisan infrastructure [...]