The Senate voted 62-36 yesterday to begin debate on the long-term highway & transit bill known as the "Drive Act." The vote now opens the bill up for debate, amendments and hopefully approval before the July 31 program expiration deadline. Thank you to all who contacted their senators asking them to support beginning debate on this bill. Please now take a moment to thank your Senators who voted "yes" and express your disappointment to your Senators who voted "no" to move this transportation bill forward in the Senate.
The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.
In response to DOL’s proposed changes to the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, AGC is conducting a survey of members to gauge the impact of the rule on the industry. We appreciate your help.
Survey of AGC Members on Proposed FLSA Overtime Rule
Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced proposed changes to the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If implemented without changes, the proposed rule would increase the salary threshold for the executive, administrative and professional exemptions from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to a 2016 level of $970 per week ($50,440 per year). The threshold for highly compensated employees would also increase from $100,000 per year to $122,148 per year. Both thresholds would be adjusted annually based on one of two proposed methods. Although WHD did not propose any changes to the duties tests, it strongly indicated consideration of changes and requested comments on possible changes.
Your help is needed as AGC prepares to draft its response to the proposed rule on behalf of the non-residential construction industry. To ensure that we are accurately depicting the impact this rule will have on your company, please take a few moments to complete this survey.
Click here to complete the survey by August 7th.
AIDT announces its August training schedule at the Alabama Workforce Training Center in BirminghamRead More
Hiring Our Heroes met in Montgomery July 14, 2015. The career fair was a success in matching veterans with potential jobs.Read More
Deadline for Registration is next week – July 28th and with just two weeks remaining before our largest event of the yearRead More
The United States Senate continues to consider a long term highway bill with increased funding levels. TAKE ONE MINUTE TO CONTACT SENATORS ELECTRONICALLYRead More
The Forge Your Future- Trade Skills Expo is a free event put on by CEFA for individuals looking for a promising career in the commercial construction industry.Read More
The July heat is reaching dangerous levels. The Alabama AGC urges its members to remind its employees to be safeRead More
Alabama AGC President Rick Pate addressed the Shoals Section at its monthly member meeting on the evening of July 9.Read More
In compliance with the Federal Regulations, 49 CFR Part 26, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is in the process of developing a 3-year Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program goal (FFYs 2016 – FY 2018) for construction related projects.Read More
In response to the ever-growing need for workforce, Alabama AGC along with contractors, owners, and other industry partners such as Southern Company, attended the 2015 Alabama Building Trades Conference that took place June 28 - July 3 in Orange BeachRead More
Please send ACHOF nominations – including the name of the nominee and company and a description of their qualifications not to exceed 250 words – on letterhead to Jennifer by mail (AlabamaAGC/P.O. Box 102066/Irondale, AL 35210) or fax (205) 451-1499). The nomination may include ancillary material such as letters of recommendation, resumes and video.Read More
Looking for candidates to fill your labor needs? Go Build continuously travels the state in search for those who wish to work in the construction industry. The Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute that manages the Go Build Alabama campaign has provided an updated list of ACRI registrants who have expressed an interest in working within the industry.Read More
Construction spending climbed in May to the highest level since October 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending gains could be at risk unless all levels of government strengthen programs to develop the construction workforce.Read More
Joyce and John A. Caddell were on hand recently to dedicate the state-of-the-art building construction facility on the Georgia Tech that bears the Caddell name. “This facility has a long history,” GT President G.P. “Bud” Peterson told the crowd. “Thanks to the generosity of the Caddells, it’s going to have a wonderful future.”Read More
Nearly 300 members and guests attended the Alabama AGC Annual Convention in Sandestin in June, enjoying the chance to network, learn a thing or two, play some golf and enjoy time at the beach.Read More
The Alabama Workforce Training Center has scheduled eight classes for July. If you or someone within your company is interested in utilizing this training, please visit the website at www.awtc.aidt.edu to become a "client." Once you become a "client" you will have full access to register either yourself or team members for any and all of your training needs.Read More
The Alabama AGC Annual Report will be featured in the summer issue of BuildSouth. And this year you can tell your business' story as well. Alabama AGC is offering its members the opportunity to tell their stories while we tell ours.Read More
Is workforce an issue for you and your company?Read More