Labor/Safety


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    Racism in Construction

    NY lawsuit alleges Black workers assigned to ‘the dungeon,’ denied PPE

    The complaint alleged a New York developer subjected Black employees to racial slurs, shorted their pay and denied them safety gear that was given to White workers.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail shutdown

    A rail workers’ strike would carry devastating consequences for the economy and compound supply chain woes, business leaders say.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Q&A

    Supplier diversity to play key role in IIJA work: Skanska director

    Skanska USA’s new head of supplier diversity Joycelyn Yue highlighted what makes supplier diversity important in the face of IIJA funding.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Lendlease adds new leadership in California

    The Australian builder has promoted or hired three new principals-in-charge to lead its San Francisco-area projects.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Percentage of women in construction higher than ever

    The share of women employed in construction has steadily increased since 2016, new analysis found.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Help Wanted

    NYC nonprofit trains, connects construction workers to employers

    In Construction Dive’s latest Help Wanted column, Building Skills NY highlighted how it sees itself as the “quarterback” of the recruiting process.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Second worker dies on Port Tampa Bay project

    An unidentified worker died when two different bundles of lumber struck him Wednesday morning.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    How to prioritize retention in 2023

    As the economy wavers, employers may need to turn their sights to retention rather than recruiting.

    By Jen A. Miller • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Q&A

    Superior CEO on what it took to rapidly rebuild Sanibel Causeway

    Nick Largura discusses his firm's Hurricane Ian response, labor and material shortages and what to expect from the IIJA.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Third union rejects contract as rail agreement deadline looms

    The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, which represents about 300 workers, has agreed to a “cooling off” period until Dec. 9.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 15, 2022
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    Work resumes on $830M Obama Presidential Center project

    Construction was halted for three days following the discovery of a noose on the Chicago jobsite.

    By Updated Nov. 16, 2022
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    ROUND TABLE

    Do people not want to work (in construction) anymore?

    Construction Dive spoke to many insiders about the notion that young people don’t want to work hard in careers like the trades.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Opinion

    How private employers can recruit and retain veterans

    Many businesses now recognize the skills service members bring to the workforce, writes Wendy Buckingham, associate attorney at Littler.

    By Wendy Buckingham • Nov. 10, 2022
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    6 of the biggest OSHA fines of Q3 2022

    An Ohio roofing contractor’s alleged repeated violation of fall protection standards led to a fine of over $1 million.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    How to handle jobsite political talk amid ‘tense’ times

    Tuesday is Election Day, which could undoubtedly raise debates in the workplace. Being prepared is vital.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Construction Dive’s 2023 conference guide

    It’s time to plan for next year and Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of the industry conferences, expos and meetings coming up in 2023.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    The 6 states with the highest construction unemployment rates

    Construction’s national unemployment rate is down to 3.4%, according to a year-over-year analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    5 tips for managing FMLA leave and PTO in the post-COVID-19 landscape

    On its face, the FMLA may appear simple, but COVID-19 continues to add wrinkles to leave administration.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 3, 2022
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    CONSTRUCTION DIVE INVESTIGATION

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

    Ten in every 100,000 workers died on the job in 2020, a stubbornly stagnant rate that has held since 2011.

    By , , Noelle Knox • Updated Nov. 4, 2022
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    Fed meets as demand for workers stokes red-hot labor market

    Although manufacturing flagged in October, robust demand for workers suggests that the economy has not begun to slow enough to meet the Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation goal.

    By Jim Tyson • Nov. 2, 2022
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    4 major California employment law changes for 2023

    Major themes include compensation and leave, but employers also will need to note legislation that adds new retaliation protections, attorneys said.

    By Jen A. Miller • Nov. 1, 2022
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    Construction worker killed, 3 injured in Missouri bridge collapse

    The span near Kansas City collapsed Wednesday during a concrete pour, killing 22-year-old Connor R. Ernst.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Top takeaways from Construction Inclusion Week

    Construction Dive rounds up its coverage of the industry’s grassroots effort to stamp out hate and racism on jobsites nationwide.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Oct. 27, 2022
  • Construction on $2.4B Los Angeles Purple Line halted due to safety issues

    The contractors on the project, Tutor Perini and O&G Industries, need to address LA Metro’s safety concerns before work can continue.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Top reasons workers don’t use PPE properly

    Most jobsite managers have trouble ensuring workers wear safety gear, according to a new survey.

    By Oct. 25, 2022