December 2022

Sullivan To Be Named Secretary-Treasurer of Bricklayer's Union as Arnold Announces Retirement. Hocevar to fill Executive Vice President Position

New IMI Certified Instructors Equipped To Teach Trowel Trades Nationwide

ICE signs onto CEA letter to Congress in support of a fully funded DOL Wage and Hour Division to investigate misclassification. Text of the letter is available here

New CPWR White Paper from Workshop on Combating Suicide and Overdose Fatalities

New Free Tool Protects Workers By Improving Nanomaterial Safety Data Sheets

Latest CPWR Podcast on Suicide Prevention Now Available in Spanish

Five CPWR Data Dashboards Post Updated Data Construction Fatality Map, Construction Payroll Establishments and Employees,Severe Injuries, Construction Establishments by Payroll Status and Hispanic Employment

NCCMP 2022 Achievements and Engagement

Congress passes bipartisan omnibus package; includes greater workplace rights, more funding for NLRB

DOL and IRS sign agreement to streamline investigations of businesses that misclassify their employees as independent contractors

Job growth better than expected despite the Federal Reserve’s aggressive efforts to slow the labor market and tackle inflation

U.S. Treasury Department issues guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) new prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements

Biden looks to mend fences with labor allies after forcing rail workers deal to protect economy

The Biden Administration announces a $36 billion award to support the Central States Pension Plan benefiting Teamsters workers and retirees

Pennsylvania Worker Misclassification Task Force Releases annual Report With 15 Unanimous Recommendations for General Assembly

Nonprofit (CLRC) launches ‘nudge’ program to protect workers from struck-by accidents - Construction Dive

Construction Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses Are Down, Injury Rate Flat - ENR

US Labor Dept. Says Construction Fatalities Dipped Slightly - ENR

Year-End Tax Planning for the Construction Industry - Marcum

Economy not as bad as previous financial crises, experts say - Pension & Investments

Consultants facing pressure as clients press for guidance - Pension & Investments

PBGC Releases FY 2022 Annual Report 

Despite OSHA’s efforts, construction’s death rate hasn’t budged in 10 years - Construction Dive

Project Delays Are Coming: Develop a Strategy Now - FMI

2023 M&A Outlook for Construction Services - FMI

The Residential Market Downturn Signals Challenges for Building Products Manufacturers - FMI

Winning Work in Alternative Procurement Markets - FMI

Construction remains one of country’s deadliest industries - Construction Dive

Nonresidential construction starts plunge 25% - Construction Dive

Construction backlog jumps to highest level since 2019 - Construction Dive

Construction input prices tick down as supply chains improve - Construction Dive

5 charts that hint at what’s in store for construction in 2023 - Construction Dive

Construction spending shows nonresidential ‘weakening’ - Construction Dive

Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) Reports

September 2022 Settlements Report

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June 2022 Settlements Report

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Year End 2021

Settlements Report

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Union Labor Costs In Construction

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Carey Peters explains CLRC's new report "Contractor's Cost Conundrum" in this video.

Reports available to ICE Members through ICE.

CLRC offers consulting services with discounted pricing for ICE members. Each report is customized to your particular situation. The most common reports are:

  • Market Share
  • Market Share by Sector (e.g., Residential, Commercial, Industrial)
  • Union-Nonunion Wage and Fringe Benefits Comparison
  • Benchmark Analysis
  • Contract Costing
  • Contractor's Cost Conundrum
  • Workforce Planning
  • Construction Data Record

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IMI Webinars

How to Design Structurally Efficient Masonry Buildings

Wednesday, January 4

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Flashing and Moisture Control

Tuesday, January 17

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Laser Cleaning for Architecture and Cultural Heritage Applications

Thursday, January 19

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What Non-Engineers Need to Know About Structural Masonry

Tuesday, January 24

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Presented by: G.C. Laser Systems, Inc.

Structural Fundamentals: Masonry Movement Joints

Wednesday, February 1

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by: FORSE Consulting

Challenges & Solutions for Today's Ceramic and Stone Tile Installations

Tuesday, February 7

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by: Schluter Systems L.P.


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