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Biden Policies on Project Labor Agreements and Apprenticeship Exacerbate Construction Industry Skilled Labor Shortage

0 May 14, 2024  Featured, Federal Construction

The construction industry is projecting a shortage of more than half a million skilled workers in 2024. It is also facing materials cost inflation of more than 41% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, continued supply chain disruptions and uncertainty caused by a series of controversial Biden administration regulations harming the construction industry and […]

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Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Schemes Aggravate Construction Industry’s Skilled Labor Shortage

0 June 30, 2023  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The construction industry is projecting a historic shortage of more than half a million skilled workers in 2023. It is also facing serious supply chain disruptions unprecedented materials cost inflation of 39% since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty caused by a tsunami of Biden administration regulations impacting the construction industry. The Biden administration […]

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Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Schemes Exacerbate Construction Industry’s Skilled Labor Shortage

2 June 29, 2022  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The construction industry is projecting a historic shortage of 650,000 skilled workers in 2022. It is also facing serious supply chain disruptions, unprecedented materials cost inflation of 44% since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and declining investment in nonresidential structures. The Biden administration is aware of these problems that stand to undermine taxpayer investments in […]

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Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Exacerbate Construction Industry’s Skilled Labor Shortage

2 March 30, 2021  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The construction industry needs to hire an additional 430,000 craft professionals in 2021, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released March 23 by Associated Builders and Contractors. Yet federal, state and local lawmakers continue to push anti-competitive and costly policies promoting controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects, […]

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Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Harm Construction Industry Workforce Development Efforts

0 March 23, 2020  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

ABC members overwhelmingly say that government-mandated project labor agreements harm their company hiring and workforce development practices and ability to complete work safely, on time and on budget. Almost 97% of survey respondents said the PLA provisions that would require their firm to hire most or all of their company’s apprentices from union-only apprenticeship programs […]

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Survey: ABC Members Say Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Harm Workforce Development Efforts

0 April 18, 2019  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

ABC members overwhelmingly reported that government-mandated project labor agreements harm their businesses, hiring and workforce development practices and ability to complete work safely, on time and on budget, according to the results of a December 2018 membership survey published last month. Almost 97% of survey respondents said provisions in PLAs that would require their firm to hire […]

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