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Reshaping the Construction Industry

In January, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule that detailed how a business was to determine a worker’s employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This rule was set to go into effect on May 7, 2021, but at the last moment, the Biden Administration pulled back, ensuring no change to how businesses and the DOL classify workers. What does this mean for employers, and what can we expect going forward?
Douglas Hidalgo's picture
June 24, 2021
Those who have attended C3’s Annual Golf Classic can attest to the fun networking opportunity the event offers, but what attendees may not be aware of is that all funds raised go back into operational functions at C3. The majority of proceeds are poured back into C3’s Craft Training Endorsement Program, which allows C3 to provide consultation services and offer craft training endorsements at no additional costs to C3 Accredited Employers.
Angela Robbins-Taylor's picture
June 23, 2021
The new Milwaukee MX FUEL™ CARRY-ON™ 3600W/1800W Power Supply provides great temporary power for all types of work The portable power supply provides 3,600 peak watts and 1,800 continuous watts of pure sine inverter energy, powering everything from high-demand 15A tools to sensitive electronics.
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
June 22, 2021
The gulf between contractors’ costs and pricing widened again in May. The producer price index (PPI) for nonresidential building construction—a measure of the price that...
Ken Simonson's picture
June 21, 2021
An important aspect of Chamberlin’s quality initiative is Chamberlin University. Chamberlin ‘U’ was conceived and developed in 2006 and implemented as part of our strategy to...
The Chamberlin Man's picture
June 17, 2021
Annie Mecias-Murphy explained that Congress must avoid enacting partisan, restrictive policies referenced in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan such as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, government-mandated project labor agreements and a one-size-fits-all approach to workforce development.
Construction Citizen's picture
June 16, 2021
With the recent acquisition of ClimbTech LLC, WernerCo has bolstered its Fall Protection category with a trusted range of innovative products and exciting development capabilities. United Tool and Fastener (UTF) is proud to offer these high-caliber anchors and fall protection products. 
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
June 15, 2021
Construction employment falls in May; hourly earnings premium, hires decline in April; openings soar.
Ken Simonson's picture
June 14, 2021
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce that President Russell Hamley is celebrating twenty-five years of serving Greater Houston area contractor and supplier companies.
Lauren Harrell's picture
June 10, 2021
Our city’s craft professionals have built Houston – a global city and a city of opportunity. Through C3’s innovative work, the industry continues to create a more sustainable and...
Peter Beard's picture
June 09, 2021