Consider Collectively Bargained Workers' Compensation

Construction Business Owner

Collectively bargained workers' compensation gives building trade unions and union contractors the ability to create their own workers' comp system, tailored to their specific needs. You may have also heard of collectively bargained workers' compensation referred to as "carve outs" in the traditional workers' compensation system.

Collaborative Workshops a Bargain!

Collaborative Construction

I feel a lot better about the prices Collaborative Construction charges for services after seeing what the IRS pays for speakers at its conventions! The IRS hired 15 speakers to present at the conference in Anaheim, Calif.,

Bargaining Room v. False Claims: 5 Tips for Negotiation of Construction Claims

Best Practices Construction Law

The issue raises an important question: What should a contractor do during negotiations to allow for some “bargaining room” so as to avoid any appearance of filing a false claim?

Craft Pay Ramps Up As Worker Gaps Grow

ENR Construction

ENR 3rd Quarterly Cost Report: Open shop wages are the highest in decades, while unions take a longer view in bargaining; more NYC residential work is being built nonunion, such as this condo in Brooklyn.

Client Relationships: 3 Reasons You Should Listen If Your Commercial Contractor Tells You No

Commercial Construction

If it’s clear the potential client is looking for a bargain price by opening the bid to a large number of commercial general contractors, we might choose not to participate.

Labor Dispute Halts Construction at 30 Sites in New York

Construction Equipment

A collective bargaining agreement ran out between the council of carpenters and a trade organization called the Cement League Construction work came to a partial halt at approximately 30 sites after group of union concrete workers went on strike, reports Crain’s New York Business.

OSHA stresses the importance of crowd safety for Black Friday sales


The lure of insane shopping bargains can give rise to a dangerous mob mentality among shoppers, resulting in crowd injuries, fire, and other accidents.

Study: Workers’ comp laws increasingly benefit employers, not employees


Through the great “compensation bargain” known as workers’ comp, if an employee is injured or disabled on the job, insurance provides reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. In exchange, workers relinquish most rights to sue their employer. But, according to a new investigation from the non-profit ProPublica and National Public Radio (NPR), legislative changes […].

Six Ways to Control Rising Commercial Construction Costs

Commercial Construction

Take it from us…pay reputable architects well, rather than finding an obscure one that may seem like bargain. The summer construction season often brings rising costs. Englewood recently began work on Season’s 52 in Chicago.

Court's Final Decision is Probably Not the Last Word

Construction Equipment

Detroit Board of Education ) that allows unions to require government workers in 23 states to contribute to the cost of collective bargaining, even if they are non-union members, stands

Tocci Building Companies Enters Partnership with NERCC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WOBURN, Mass. -- Tocci Building Companies has entered into a collective bargaining agreement with The New England Regional Council of Carpenters.

Retail Development: Top 5 Reasons for Shopping Mall Owners to Work with a Construction and Asset Management Firm

Commercial Construction

Investors are finding significant bargains on well-located shopping malls in high-density areas with strong consumer demographics. Englewood Construction can help real estate investors take advantage of terrific opportunities to reposition underperforming shopping malls into a strong asset.

Are prevailing wages burdening taxpayers?

Nuts and Bolts

Organized labor put forth some bills that would have increased the cost to public agencies, and ultimately the taxpayers, by making the collectively bargained union wage the prevailing wage. Prevailing wage law is of monumental importance to the construction industry and to all taxpayers. Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington has worked for years to educate legislators on the importance of prevailing wage law.

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Big Government + Big Labor + Big Business = Screw U

Collaborative Construction

The section explains that “many feel that labor should pilot structural changes that would enable some type of formal affiliation for worker’s organizations that do not engage in collective bargaining.” Nothing good happens when Big Government crawls in bed with Big Labor and Big Business.

SEIU uses new opening to go along on OSHA inspections

FDR Safety

The letter also said that employees in a workplace without a collective bargaining agreement may designate a union-affiliated individual to act as their personal representative.

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DebunkTheBIM: Is the fight with the 'dragon of building it' more.


DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people. I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.


Do the laws of math apply in Washington?

FDR Safety

Therefore, a person affiliated with a union without a collective bargaining agreement or with a community representative can act on behalf of employees as a walk-around representative so long as the individual has been authorized by the employees to serve as their representative.”.

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Commercial Construction Checklist for Reviving Stalled Commercial Projects

Commercial Construction

It’s not just foreclosed homes that are looking like a bargain to real estate investors in today’s market, but also distressed commercial assets. Bringing a stalled construction project back to life is easier to do if you perform the right due diligence.

Young Dealer Growing His Business the Old-Fashioned Way

Green Industry Professionals

Southern Chainsaw & Mower Parts is easing into equipment sales after establishing itself on high-value service and bargain-priced blades

Five business success stages: How can you move to the next level?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Clients know a bargain when they see it. Your “brand” is your marketing magic value. ”Brand equity” and “brand value” relate to how much others will pay above commodity price levels for your product or service and closely correlate to trust.

FASB Changes Mind on Multiemployer Retirement Plan Disclosures

Construction Accounting Blog

Expiration date of the plan’s associated collective bargaining arrangements; Whether the employer’s contributions represent more than 5% of total contributions to the plan. Listening to the message sent to them by contractors and similarly concerned businesses, the Financial Accounting Standards Board on May 31, 2011 took a positive step forward to reduce the breadth and depth of disclosures required of companies participating in multiemployer retirement plans (“MEP”).


2013 Central States Revit Workshop Registration

Revit OpEd

It was good fun, well worth your time and a great bargain. Registration for the next workshop opened 9 days ago, very sorry to be so slow to mention it. Please let me encourage you to consider spending a couple days (August 15-16, 2013) at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha soaking up Revit information and wisdom. I attended and participated in a couple sessions last year.

Construction marketing: $1,500 or $15,000: Which offers better value?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Nick has 100 per cent fulfilled his side of the bargain, but if you look at today you’ll see gibberish, Greek, and quite a mess of fonts and graphics. Yesterday had more than the usual number of marketing and business challenges.

U.S. Macro Forecast: Look Through The Snow At The Fundamentals

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Retail : Two trends are likely to become more pronounced – the competition of e-commerce sales with retail sales and diverging performance in the luxury, mid-market and bargain retail sectors. This contributed column is sponsored by Business Facilities LiveXchange. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Can Parties Knowingly Exploit Unlicensed Contractors?

Green Building Insider

Can they accept the benefit of the bargain, construction work performed at considerable cost, and then refuse to pay on the grounds the contractor lacked a license? By Bruce Jervis Contractors performing work without proper state licenses are in great jeopardy.

Update: Concrete Drivers Approve New Labor Deal

Construction Equipment

A full week after union drivers at CalPortland walked off the job and other Local 174 Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepared to do the same, all are now back to work after a deal was reached between the union and the five companies involved in bargaining.

Deal of the Decade

Business Facilities Blog

Industry analysts view the RFP as a last-ditch effort to break the deadlock and bring the union back to the bargaining table.

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John Cavanagh, 77, Was Leader in New York City Union Building

ENR Construction

Cavanagh was CEO of former contractor Morse Diesel who co-founded a leading city collective bargaining group. People

Contractors Job Costing Library The Key To Increased Profits

Contractor Bookkeeping

The archeologist struck a bargain with the contractors that if they would work together and deliver the Treasure Box to his office in New York City they would be rewarded handsomely. Contractors With Job Costing Library Have A Competitive Advantage.

20 Unique Construction Marketing Ideas


Work with an organization like eco building bargains and try to get some PR and press from this type of donation. Construction is an industry that provides ample opportunities for advertising your business. But you have to do it smart.


Email Marketing for Construction (Part 1 of 2)

Construction Marketing Blog

The major reason to consider email marketing is because it works, and in comparison to direct mail, email is a bargain. This blog (Part 1) will cover email marketing basics, and email tips and tricks.

Huge Construction Company Profit Increases Are From Tiny Changes

Contractor Bookkeeping

The object is to do more of the “Profitable Ones” and less of the “Bargain Tuesday Unprofitable” jobs. Fast Easy Accounting has numerous FREE downloadable Forms for ever contractor around the world to use. Click here.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Real estate bargains are still important and can balance an uneven playing field, but no discount or incentive can cure a talent wasteland. By the BF Staff From the March/April 2016 Issue.

Do Project Labor Agreements Restrict Competition?

Green Building Insider

These are pre-hire agreements between a general contractor or a construction manager and a designated collective bargaining representative for all labor on the project. By Bruce Jervis Project Labor Agreements are controversial. Every constructor on the project must sign the PLA and agree to hire workers exclusively through the designated representative, but participation on the project is not limited to union contractors.

Construction Accounting And Baseball Looks Easy From The Bleachers

Contractor Bookkeeping

Homeowner''s explanation: “It’s in my nature, I must try to see if there is an additional bargain” Quote from the contractor “It is in my nature as an American to try and give you the best possible service, at the best possible price and value I can for that service.

It is a Training Problem

Revit OpEd

They''d find out eventually that hiring that consultant or training facility would have been a bargain. I frequently get involved in conversations that start with someone wishing Revit would help resolve "x" problem. The essence of "x" is that somebody on the team keeps doing something that the team wishes they wouldn''t. So we want Revit to fix a user, or make it impossible for a certain user to do something.