Union Contractor Group Established in 1991, the Union Contractor Group, formerly Contract Administration Fund (CAF), was created to promote and assist programs of industry education, training, negotiation, and administration of the collective bargaining agreements. The charge of the Union Contractor Group is to expand the market for the union building and construction industry; improve technical and business skills of employers; stabilize and improve relations between the employers and labor unions; and promote, support, and improve the employment opportunities for employers. The Union Contractor Group consists of a cents per-hour contribution made by union contractors signatory to one or more of the Five-Craft Agreements of AGC: Carpenters, Laborers (both Oregon and Southwest Washington), Operating Engineers, Cement Masons, and Teamsters. Board Members Bob Schommer, AC Schommer & Sons, Inc., Chair Steve Malany, P&C Construction Company, Vice Chair Greg Whitaker, Whitaker/Ellis Builders, Inc. Kelly Dixon, Pence/Kelly Concrete, LLC Jim Lang, LaRusso Concrete Company Dee Burch, Advanced American Construction, Inc. Nate Gerding, TGC Structural Nat Taylor, Pence/Kelly Concrete, LLC Grants In following the purpose for which the fund was established, throughout the years funds have been granted to: Funding of AGC Labor Relations Oregon State University Distinguished Lecture Series The Port of Portland Mentor Protege Program AGC Minority Scholarship Fund at Oregon State University Carpenter’s Summer Internship Program ACE Academy – charter school Oregon Building Congress Charitable Giving The charitable arm of the Union Contractor Group has also donated thousands of dollars to construction industry-supported charitable programs and events, such as: Toy & Joy Makers Cheer A Child B.U.L.L. Session Charity Golf Tournament and Auction Related Resources Labor Agreements & Wage Information AGC negotiates with the five major trades in the Northwest. View current agreements and wage/fringe information » Dual Gate Information AGC can help you with your dual gate system and signage. Download our checklist and dual gate booklet » Union Information AGC bargains with several unions in the Northwest. Access union contact information » Need more information? Contact Bob Timmons, AGC's labor relations manager, for more information.