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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
 
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AGC Action Alert for federal highway/transit project funding
Federal highway and transit construction programs shut down in 21 days unless Congress and President Trump take action. Tell them to act before September 30 to avoid the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of construction jobs and the delay or cancellation of transportation projects!
Click the Take Action button below and simply submit the pre-written message as-is to President Trump and your members of Congress or customize it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your employer.
Learn to navigate the world of
federal contracting

Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2020 will be held virtually over two half-days, October 21-22. This fourth-annual seminar, cohosted by AGCW, Washington PTAC, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, is designed to help you navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in the "new normal." 

Join nationally recognized practitioners who will cover topics relevant to government contractors across all industries. Featured speakers include Douglas Oles (Oles Morrison; "Compensation for COVID Delays and Impacts'); James Nagle (Oles Morrison; "Federal Contacting Year-in-Review"); and John Klein and Mark Hagedorn (SBA Office of General Counsel; "New 8(a) and Mentor-Protégé Program Rules").
Click here to see the event flyer, and click here to register.

Get a look at upcoming federal projects
AGC's annual Federal Facilities Three-Year Outlook meeting is just around the corner. Register today to make sure this Oct. 14 event is on your calendar. This year’s meeting features Jordan Howard, AGC of America’s director of federal & heavy construction, reporting the latest on federal contracting from Washington DC. You'll also get a preview of upcoming project opportunities with presentations from NAVFAC, the Army Corp of Engineers, General Services Administration and the Coast Guard. If you are a federal contractor or interested in expanding your scope to participate in federal projects, this event is for you! Register today…
There's still time to join AGC of Washington through this week in recognizing and celebrating Safety Week 2020, bringing awareness to the topic of construction safety and all its facets. We’re hosting a new webinar each day -- free to AGC members -- focusing on some of today’s top safety topics. Visit our Events page to find each day's 9:00 a.m. event, and be sure to tell your co-workers to help spread the construction-safety message!
September is National Suicide-Prevention Month
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention, construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicides across all occupational groups. To combat these statistics, contractors, unions, associations, industry service providers and project owners must work together to STAND Up for suicide prevention.
The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) is raising awareness about the risk of suicide within the construction industry and providing suicide-prevention resources and tools to create a zero-suicide industry.
Please join AGC of Washington in spreading awareness of this critical issue and of the many resources available to help.

Click here
to visit the AGCW Suicide-Prevention webpage, with a number of informational resources, including the Crisis Text Line, Toolbox Talks, posters, links and more.
#SeptemberSTANDup
Employers can apply to offset some
UI benefit changes

The State Legislature set aside $25 million to assist employers facing higher unemployment insurance (UI) rates. The newly-created unemployment account -- which holds $25 million -- can help employers minimize future unemployment insurance rate increases. Employers who apply can use money from the account to offset of some of the UI benefit charges rather than having all of the charges hit the employer's experience rating. The application deadline is Sept.30. Visit this page from the Employment Security Department website for more information.
Culture of CARE Fall Forum, Sept. 29
Join us for our first Culture of CARE Quarterly Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Learn and network with other like-minded companies who are striving to advance diversity and foster inclusion culture in our industry. You'll be welcome to share your successes -- and struggles -- as we work together to build a community for Culture of CARE.
Karen Dove, executive director of ANEW, will join us for a special presentation of RISE Up (Respect, Inclusion, Safety and Equity in the Construction Trades) -- an on-the-job training program designed to shift the culture of construction to be more inclusive to a diverse workforce. Register today…
AGC Education Foundation's
Construction Leadership Series
begins Sept. 30

Take advantage of the upcoming Construction Leadership Series training provided by the AGC Education Foundation. This unique program was developed by AGCW members and local industry experts for tomorrow’s leaders. The examples shared in the classroom are relevant to our region, and the subject matter provides participants with the flexibility, technical development, and soft skills that are essential to effective leadership in today’s work environment.
See AGC's invitation letter here -- and for more information or to fill out a course application, contact Dan Morris or 206.284.4500.
Be Smart: Stay Six Feet Apart
banners available

If you have not ordered your AGC Be Smart: Stay Six Feet Apart social-distancing banner and would like to have one, you’re in luck! The AGC office has a quantity of these vinyl 7’x3’ banners available for purchase at $45 plus tax, with orders filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're interested, please email Penny Schmitt for more details.

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Final call for virtual 2020 Washington Construction Law Conference
A reminder here, if you practice or are confronted with matters involving construction law, not to miss the virtual 2020 Washington Construction Law Conference, coming up on Sept. 22-23.
Learn about recent developments in state and federal case law, statutes and regulations; how to protect the rights of your clients when dealing with public contracts, cutting edge contracting delivery methods, insurance, bankruptcy and more. Find out what strategies and tactics can help you settle your disputes through Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR).
With AGC being a Gold-level event sponsor, our members get $200 off the regular registration fee using discount code BST200 at check-out. Click here for information and to register.
The AGC Education Foundation is offering virtual continuing-education classes in a live, interactive, remote environment. We are working closely with our instructors to maintain our high-quality training programs and are finding great success in the virtual environment.

Visit the AGC Education Foundation website
for the latest information on all upcoming classes.

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