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Blacklisting Regulation Repeal to Become Law Today

Thanks to AGC advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, AGC and its members are on the verge of a major legislative victory: the repeal of the so-called “Blacklisting” regulations, which would have implemented President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive … Continue reading

Jordan Cove Supporters Going Back to FERC

Jordan Cove LNG has finalized its optimized project design and intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “While the decision on Friday was disappointing, we remain committed to this project,” said Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan … Continue reading

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Overtime Rule

On November 22, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. As a result of this court order, implementation of the rule … Continue reading

AGCA ConstructorCast Episode Explores OSHA Silica Rule

Go in depth on the new OSHA silica rule’s history, its contents, AGC of America’s efforts, and what it all means for businesses on the latest episode of the ConstructorCast. For this episode, we sit down with Kevin Cannon, AGCA’s … Continue reading

Spotlight on Mark Knight and Stephen Sandherr of AGC of America

2016 AGC Summer Convention Sunriver Resort Ι Sunriver, Oregon August 11–13 If You’re Not First, You’re Last! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE   Presented by SPOTLIGHT ON MARK KNIGHT AND STEPHEN SANDHERR OF AGC AMERICA AGC of America President … Continue reading

Input on OSHA Change to Silica Wanted

Input Needed for Change to Silica in General Industry Oregon OSHA’s technical section is putting a stakeholder group together to discuss the federal OSHA changes to silica in general industry and construction, and interested AGC members have been invited to … Continue reading

DOL Announces Final Rule Updating Overtime Exemptions

DOL Announces Final Rule Updating Overtime Exemptions Re-Published With Permission Jean Ohman Back Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Attorneys at Law 503-796-2960 jback@schwabe.com At long last the DOL has announced publication of the Final Rule that will update the overtime exemption … Continue reading

Help AGCA Strengthen Its Legislative Efforts

Help AGCA Plan for the Future You have an opportunity to help AGC of America and its chapters gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions. By understanding our network … Continue reading

Review and Comment on the ODOT Disparity Study

2016 ODOT Disparity Study The Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 Disparity Study is analyzing whether there is a level playing field for minority- and women-owned firms in the Oregon transportation contracting industry and in its own contracts. This information will … Continue reading

Williams to Chair National Transportation Group

Oregon Businessman to Chair National Transportation Group in 2016 A Springfield, Oregon, construction executive has been elected 2016 chairman of the Board of Directors of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Scott Williams, who began his … Continue reading


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