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Road Builders quantify transportation construction scale, net economic activity

In “The 2015 U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile,” American Road and Transportation Builders Association Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black estimates the value of public and private transportation construction and maintenance work at upwards of $275 billion, an investment generating nearly $510 billion in annual economic activity or 1.6 percent of the GDP.

 

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AEM Adopts Compliance Data Exchange

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, has selected the HP Compliance Data Exchange (CDX) service as a preferred platform to support a materials regulatory compliance program, which assists 850-plus member companies and their suppliers meet growing global regulatory requirements—among them EU REACH, RoHS rules and Conflict Minerals reporting.

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NRMCA, Builders, Contractors groups challenge proposed overtime requirements

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, along with Associated Builders & Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America, and the National Association of Home Builders, are representing concrete and construction interests in Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO). The Washington, D.C., coalition, opposes the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rulemaking to alter Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime pay requirements with sharp salary threshold spikes.

 

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OSHA Training Guide

Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s new “Training Requirements in OSHA Standards” compiles information related to mandatory safety and health training for workers.

 

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Expanded joint employer definition clouds contractor, subcontractor ties

Against precedent dating to 1984, a 3-2 National Labor Relations Board majority redefines “joint employer” in a decision favoring an International Brotherhood of Teamsters local aiming to extend representation from a recycling station bargaining unit—equipment operators and companion staff employed by the facility’s owner—to a subcontractor whose employees perform waste sorting and other related services.

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