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January 19, 2023 in National, News

A Record 88% of the US Construction Industry Workforce Does Not Belong to a Union

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19—Associated Builders and Contractors released the following remarks today regarding the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual Union Members Summary. According to 2022 data, the percent of construction industry wage and salary workers belonging to unions dropped to a record low of 11.7%, a decline…
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January 19, 2023 in News

Opinion: Boys Behaving Badly — How A Feeling Of Superiority Leads To Toxicity In The NJ Construction Industry

I was disappointed to read an opinion column written by Frank Mahoney, Communication Director for the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, spreading mistruths about the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Jersey (ABC-NJ) and the awards we bestow on legislators for representing the NJ construction industry.  Unfortunately, this…
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January 18, 2023 in National, News

Inflation Easing: Monthly Construction Input Prices Drop 2.7% in December

Construction input prices fell 2.7% in December compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also declined 2.7% for the month. Overall construction input prices are 7.9% higher than…
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