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Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

Contractors are not the only builders. Chambers of Commerce around the US and the globe are historically true builders as well. These business organizations help build community,...
October 05, 2016
Those who supply equipment for the construction industry are renewing their call for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington to briefly put down their partisan swords...
September 13, 2016
An agreement between the United States Department of Labor (DOL) and North Carolina’s Industrial Commission was signed last week in an effort to coordinate resources to crack down...
September 08, 2016
Over the objections of many builders and others in the business community – and to the delight of the Workers Defense Project – the Austin City Council this past week...
September 06, 2016
In the four years since voters in Southeast Texas approved a $2 billion bond for construction in the Houston Independent School District, there's been progress on many of the...
August 19, 2016
Editor's Note: The Workers Defense Project in Austin is making progress in promoting its Better Builder Program, which seeks to ensure construction workers are paid correctly and...
August 15, 2016
The City of Philadelphia is taking a hard line on wage theft with some stiff penalties for employers caught stiffing their workers. It is such a tough law that some have...
July 26, 2016
Nearly $1 billion in planned construction of state-owned buildings in Texas represents a “golden opportunity” for commercial builders, according to a key official who said this is...
July 13, 2016
The Department of Labor has issued their enforcement rules for joint employment status of contract employees as part of their enhanced Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) enforcement...
July 11, 2016