Sunday, August 29, 2010

AGC Union Contractors Exchange Views with Carpenters and Operating Engineers General Presidents at New England Regional Meeting

read full article at: AGC - The Associated General Contractors of America
McCarron maintained that work preservation efforts like subcontracting clause concessions and job targeting programs must be accompanied by "aggressive organizing of the subcrafts" to be successful. He referenced the Carpenters' drywall industry organizing drive as an example.

Inefficient, outdated work rules are another hindrance to union contractor competitiveness, said one chapter executive. Project labor agreements - which often include inefficient work rules - exacerbate the problem in the area, he said. Also, out-of-towners often receive "sweetheart deals." He suggested an "experiment" of suspending the work rules for a year. McCarron said he thought that this was a good idea to try on a pilot project basis.

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