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AGC RECOMMENDS INITIATIVES FOR FHWA'S
EVERY DAY COUNTS PROGRAM

NLRB OVERTURNS AGC-OPPOSED BROWNINGFERRIS "JOINT EMPLOYMENT RULING"

AGC SUBMITTED  A LIST OF recommendations  to the Federal

ON DEC. 14, 2017, in a 3-2 decision by its then Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the Hy-Brand
Industrial Contractors case ruled that, to be classified a "joint
employer" of another company's employees under the National
Labor Relations Act, a business must have a direct and immediate
control over the employees. The decision overturns the Obama
Board's highly controversial and AGC-opposed 2015 ruling in
Browning-Ferris Industries and  effectively returns the joint
employment standard to the prior standard.
In  Hy-Brand, the Board said the Democratic majority
in Browning-Ferris overstepped its authority by altering the legal
definitions of employment and by holding that a company could be
a joint employer even if it had only indirect or reserved control over
the employees in question. AGC agrees and submitted an amicus
brief with other associations supporting Browning-Ferris's appeal
of the 2015 decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit.  In light of the Hy-Brand decision, the appeals
court remanded the case back to the NLRB on Dec. 22, 2017.
NLRB Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra's term officially ended
on Dec. 16, 2017, leaving the Board currently comprised of two
Republican and two Democratic members. Republicans will not
regain their majority until a third Board member is nominated
and confirmed. Until then, the Board is not expected to consider
controversial cases.
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Highway Administration (FHWA) for inclusion in round 5 of the
"Every Day Counts" (EDC) initiative.  Among the suggestions
is a list of practices that could improve work zone safety for
employees and motorists, such as increased use of positive
barrier, work area intrusion alarms, photo enforcement of speed
limits, real time work zone alerts on Waze and other motorist
navigation systems and others. AGC also encouraged state DOTs
to accept e-ticketing to track material deliveries, continue to
encourage early release of 3D models to contractors, work to
eliminate impediments to use of Unmanned Aerial Systems
(drones) in highway construction and use of radio frequency
identifier (RFID) tags in underground utilities.
EDC is an FHWA initiative started 10 years ago to help identify and rapidly deploy proven, yet underutilized innovations to
shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety,
reduce traffic congestion, and improve environmental sustainability. Proven innovations promoted through EDC facilitate
greater efficiency at the state and local levels, saving time,
money and resources that can be used to deliver more projects.
FHWA works with state transportation departments, local
governments, tribes, private industry and other stakeholders
to identify a new collection of innovations to champion every
two years that merit accelerated deployment.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - March/April 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Focused on the Future
Simonson Says
2018 Construction Outlook: Positive but Workforce Challenges Persist
Span Cycles
Chapter Connection
Technology Toolbox
Legislative and Regulatory News
Member and Chapter News
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover1
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - 5
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 6
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 8
Constructor - March/April 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 10
Constructor - March/April 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Focused on the Future
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Simonson Says
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