The Associated General Contractors of America named the Associated General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) as the winner of the Small Chapter of the Year. The award was presented at the 2021 National and Chapter Leadership Conference on Sunday, September 19 in Orlando, Florida.
The Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act (Act 153) passed in 2020 is a major game changer for the state. The goal of the act is to curb climate change by statutorily requiring Vermont to reduce emissions that emit carbon into the atmosphere.
So we decided to hand the mid-year review column to Rosie so you can get her take on what’s happened at AGC/VT and what’s in store for the remaining months.
The AGC/VT team knew that when Governor Phil Scott dropped all COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, that members needed to reconnect and re-engage not over a screen, not over a phone, and not as avatars.
After landing a sizable project at the Winooski school, which that requires the green, zero carbon emissions, and low-to-no noise pollution machinery, Tim knew he needed a local option. Rather than waiting for those choices to appear, Tim, Tina, Chad Cole and Lauren Weir started EcoCharge, a company that now offers an assortment of electrical, battery-operated equipment and machinery for contractors to rent.
The U.S. Dept. of Labor has withdrawn a Trump administration regulation that provides guidelines about whether a worker is an independent contractor, or an employee who qualifies for the federal minimum wage and time-and-a-half overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
President Joe Biden today is proposing $387 billion for transportation infrastructure improvements during an event in Pittsburgh. The American Jobs Plan (AJP) is billed as a way to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure systems while generating employment and economic growth. It includes investment beyond transportation infrastructure such as broadband, school construction, and drinking water.
Effective yesterday, January 11, 2021, the civil fines for FMCSA violations have increased. The DOT final ruling announcing the increase was published in the Federal Register over the weekend.
Vermont is seeing a significant surge of new COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting November 14, 2020, Governor Scott’s Executive Order. prohibits gatherings with people from other households.