A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Care and Safety

Attending to the safety, security and well-being of all craftspersons is the foundation for building and sustaining a high performance workforce. That means establishing high safety standards and ensuring workers' compensation coverage. It also means that FUTA, SUTA and FICA are paid on behalf of all craftspersons.

Following concerns raised here on Construction Citizen by contractors in Austin, the Austin Community College Board of Trustees has decided to create a task force to hammer out...
October 16, 2014
The following article was written by Marek Fabric Panels Project Manager, Bill Rankin, and was originally published on MarekBros.com.In commercial construction, fabric panels...
October 09, 2014
Last month marked the end of summer.  For most of us, that means no more trips to the beach or outdoor BBQs, but for many of our neighbors working construction in Texas, the...
October 08, 2014
Editor’s note: The following was originally published by BRI Commercial Roofing.  Reprinted with permission.Focusing on safety is important in any industry, but in the...
September 17, 2014
One of the smartest people I know is a Master Plumber who owns a small plumbing company, Two Twigs Enterprises, here in Atlanta.  Cary Mandeville is his name.  He did...
August 21, 2014
The Construction Career Collaborative (C3) continues to build momentum as evidenced by two recent occurrences, starting with the announcement that Texas Children’s Hospital has...
August 15, 2014
After successfully pushing for them in Austin, the Workers Defense Project is asking the City of Dallas to adopt an ordinance that would require contractors to give water breaks...
August 14, 2014
The following article was written by Marek Division Manager Sumner Hunter and was originally published on MarekBros.com.Why are residential drywall companies like comedian Rodney...
August 13, 2014
The following article by Nory Angel, executive director of SER-Jobs for Progress, was originally published in the Houston Chronicle.  Reprinted with permission.The Greater...
August 12, 2014