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September 09, 2019 | by: NDA
From forconstructionpros.com. The construction industry added 14,000 net new jobs in August, and industry employment has expanded by 177,000 jobs over the last year.
September 06, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Spending declined 0.3 percent in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, according to a recent ABC analysis. National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.3 percent in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, according to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. July spending also increased 0.1 percent compared to July 2018.
September 05, 2019 | by: NDA
From Politico.com OSHA could be backing off from its earlier proposal to eliminate certain protections for workers exposed to the lightweight metal beryllium in the shipyard and construction industries.
September 04, 2019 | by: NDA
From Demolition & Recycling International. The US National Demolition Association (NDA) has introduced the Mike Casbon Safety Award and will present it for the first time at its annual convention in Austin, Texas, next year.
From Associated General Contractors. Construction employment grew in 255, or 71 percent, out of 358 metro areas between July 2018 and July 2019, declined in 56 and was unchanged in 47, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said a newly released workforce survey they conducted with Autodesk showed the employment gains would likely have been even more widespread if firms could find more qualified workers to hire, and they urged federal officials to bolster career training programs.
September 03, 2019 | by: NDA
From whotv.com. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- Demolition crews on Thursday brought down a former Alliant Energy power plant by implosion. The demolition was carried out by NDA members Bierlein Companies of Midland, Mich. and Dykon Blasting Corp. of Tulsa, Okla.
From Engineering News-Record. The Dept. of Labor's inbox has been swamped by more than 300,000 comments—the vast majority from construction workers, according to a top union official—weighing in on the department’s proposal to revamp the federal program for apprenticeships.
From jdsupra.com. Misclassifying workers does not violate the NLRA. The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision yesterday, ruling 3-1 that worker misclassification does not violate the National Labor Relations Act. In Velox Express, the Board found that the employer had misclassified employees as “independent contractors,” but found that the misclassification did not violate labor law. Member Lauren McFerran, the only Democrat on the Board, dissented from this part of the ruling.