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NOVEMBER 22, 2021
AGC of Washington’s Northern District wishes you and your family a happy and heartfelt Thanksgiving filled with great food and memories!
Nov 30   Power Breakfast: Disposal of construction debris
Dec 1  Holiday Safety Luncheon
Dec 9   Holiday Social                                
November 30, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Northern District Power Breakfast:
Managing disposal of construction debris

Let’s talk about construction debris disposal.
Plan to join us -- live and in-person -- for Waste Management’s Jennine Zari and Haydon Morris as they discuss how to best manage your project’s debris. They'll share insight on how to manage debris disposal in an environmentally sustainable manner through all phases of your project. Through these processes, your firm will enjoy financial, environmental and social benefits.  Register today...

December 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Northern District Holiday Safety Luncheon

Join us for the first in-person Safety Forum of the year, featuring our holiday luncheon.
Here's a great opportunity for networking and getting the latest safety-related updates -- and sharing a little holiday cheer too.
Free to AGC members, but attendance is limited, so
register today….
December 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Northern District Holiday Social

Join your fellow Northern District members as we
celebrate the holidays.

AGC members and guests are invited to join us in-person at Bellingham's Four Points Sheraton to meet, mix and mingle as you enjoy great food and drinks and of course, plenty of holiday cheer.
Free to AGC members and guests, but capacity is limited, so register today. We look forward to seeing you there. Register today…
Mental health for you and your teams

Feeling down, stressed, overwhelmed or just "over it?"
For starters, you aren’t alone.
Join us for this encore presentation of our virtual Address the Stress: Mental Health for You and Your Teams event on December 8 at 2:00 p.m. AGCW safety director Mandi Kime will fill the hour with lots of helpful tools and information, mixed with empathy for your unique situation.
Attendees will be given resources and tools to implement into their existing worker-safety & health programs, as well as some healthy coping and resilience skills for themselves. Click here to join us virtually via MS Teams -- free to AGC members.
Bellingham voters split on
workers'-rights initiatives

In the closely watched vote on the four recent Bellingham initiatives for renters' protections, policing policies and workers’ rights, Bellingham voters approved two of the four initiatives in the November general election.
AGC opposed all four social-justice initiatives on Bellingham’s November ballot, as Initiative #1 (Renters' Protections) and #4 (Fair Treatment of Hourly Workers) were defeated at the polls. AGC worked with a coalition of local business associations to convey how these initiatives would negatively impact both employers and employees, and the community as a whole.
Of particular interest to AGC was Initiative 3: (Protect the Right to Organize) and Initiative 4 (Fair Treatment of Hourly-Wage Employees and Gig Workers). Initiative 3 would prohibit people receiving City funds from using those funds to discourage unionization efforts by that person’s employees or by any other employees. Initiative 4 would require certain employers to pay their employees an hourly hazard-pay supplement of $4 during a declared State of Emergency, and require employers to provide work schedules to hourly-wage employees two weeks in advance.
AGC is currently evaluating options for actions to consider regarding the Protect the Right to Organize initiative that passed at the polls. 
Faber Construction VP honored by Dept. of Defense
(Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve)
Faber Construction vice president Ben Faber was presented with the ESGR Patriot Award on Oct. 29 at his office. The award was presented by John Van Dalen, ombudsman for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees for serving in the United States Armed Forces.
(Photo, L-R: Ben Faber; Major Tom Landsberger, ESGR's John Van Dalen)
Faber was nominated by Army Reserve Maj. Tom Landsberger, a construction manager for Faber Construction in Lynden. “I nominated Ben for making conscious efforts to recognize active reservist and military veterans by thanking them for their service and allowing for flexible work schedules which ensures all military obligation are met since my duty assignment is in Denver, Colorado,” said Landsberger.  Read more…
CEBA honors Fisher Construction Group
(Global Cold Chain Alliance) The Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), announced Fisher Construction Group of Burlington as the recipient of the 2021 CEBA Built by the Best award for their project with United States Cold Storage. The award was unveiled during the closing general session of the 41st CEBA Conference and Expo by CEBA chairmen Vince Free and Marko Dzeletovich.
“Fisher is honored to be recognized by the industry to receive the 2021 CEBA Built by the Best award,” said Scott Guimond, partner and project manager for Fisher. “We are immensely proud of the Fisher team, our partner United States Cold Storage and all the CEBA suppliers who worked in partnership to design and construct this innovative facility.” Read more…
Industry salary survey
now available

the 2021 Moss Adams Salary Survey is now available. This complimentary report is done annually and is a useful tool for contractors to measure their employee compensation against industry peers and prepare their strategies for the years ahead.
The report covers a range of topics impacting construction industry professionals, including comprehensive salary and benefits data for executives and industry specific personnel, trends in salary and bonus structures and salary differentials by revenue size and geographic region. Click here to get your copy.
Leaving money on the table?
Check out AGCW's Group Retro

Over half of AGCW Group Retro members netted L&I premium refunds (see the check, below) of over 50% this year, with top performers earning 59% returns. Wonder how YOUR company would perform as a Group Retro member?
Complete the Retro release form to receive your confidential and free analysis.
Construction industry challenges
OSHA’s vaccination mandate

(AGC of America) AGC of America, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Signatory Wall & Ceiling Contractors Alliance (SWACCA) filed a petition for review of OSHA’s new COVID-19 vaccination mandate. The groups explain that the new rule will put many construction companies at grave risk of losing a substantial number of their workers to smaller companies, instead of leading to more people getting vaccinated in the sector. Read more…
Infrastructure bill passes
Hear from four industry leaders on the work ahead

(Construction Business Owner) The long-discussed infrastructure bill has finally passed Congress, prompting reactions and statement from construction-industry associations and contractors. The bill cleared the House on a 228-206 vote. The bill will be paid for with $210 billion in unspent COVID-19 relief aid and $53 billion in unemployment-insurance aid.
Below is a breakdown of the bill's contents as reported by the Associated Press and a roundup of statement and opinions as to what the passage of the $1.2-trillion package means for the industry. Read more…
Exclusive AGCW Annual Celebration sponsorships
still available

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to market your company and support the construction industry at our biggest event of the year. Reserve your sponsorship today, and join us, live and in-person on January 28 at the Four Seasons Seattle as we together share our stories and celebrate our successes.
Platinum Presenting Sponsor Package ($5,000)
Gold Party Package ($2,500)
Silver Supporting Package ($1,000)
Click here for more information, or drop an email to
membership director Stacy Mullane.

Still time to save on
2022 AGC membership

Yes, it's that time again, AGC members, and the smart money is on renewing your AGC membership by Dec. 17 to save 2% on your 2022 dues.
Click here today to claim your savings.

The AGC Education Foundation continues to offer virtual continuing-education classes in a live, interactive, remote environment. They're working closely with instructors to maintain high-quality training programs and are finding great success in the virtual environment.
Visit the
AGC Education Foundation website for more information on upcoming classes and programs.

STP Unit 5: Improving Productivity
and Managing Project Costs

November 29 – December 6 (5:00 am - 8:00 pm) | Remote | Register here

Trenching & Shoring Competent Person
December 2 (12:30 pm – 4:30 pm) | Seattle | Register here

Construction Quality Management
December 6 (7:30 am – 4:30 pm) | Remote | Register here

WWHM 2012 Basic Workshop
December 7 (9:00 am – noon) | Remote | Register here

STP Unit 6: Risk Management and Problem Solving
December 8 (5:00pm - 8:00 pm) | Remote | Register here

CESCL: Stormwater BMPs for Construction Recertification
December 13 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) | Remote | Register here

CESCL: Stormwater BMPs for Construction 
December 15 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) | Remote | Register here

Visit our website for a complete list of class offerings.
Holiday savings
for AGC members
on quality brands

It’s that time of year again -- time to start thinking about giving great gifts!

AGC members can save 20% on holiday gifts with NPP discounts from quality brands that deliver --
like, Harry & David, Simply Chocolate, Cheryl’s Cookies and more!
Click here to visit AGC of Washington's NPP page and get all the details -- and happy holidays!

Questions? Comments? 
Please email Lance Calloway, Northern District manager

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