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Revised (lower) unemployment-insurance tax notices coming soon
Be on the lookout for revised Unemployment Insurance tax notices by the end of the month. You and your company received a notice in December noting your UI taxes are due in April but, since then, the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, AGC-backed legislation that will lower most UI tax rates. The Employment Security Department says they will send revised notices toward the end of the month.
The UI legislation, as previously described in this article, addresses the huge UI tax increases that many businesses were set to face due to COVID-related layoffs. Because most businesses will have a new, lower UI tax bill, ESD urges businesses to hold off making the payments due in April until they receive their revised notice around the end of February/early March. ESD will also be providing information to businesses that have already paid the UI taxes and are due a rebate.
For more information, contact AGC Chief Lobbyist Jerry VanderWood, 360.352.5000.

Business, labor, transit coalition urging passage of transportation package
Transportation investment must be a priority for lawmakers. That’s the consensus of a coalition of business, labor and transit groups as expressed in recent Seattle Times op-ed.
Steve Mullin, president of the Washington Roundtable, Larry Brown, president of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and Alex Hudson, executive director of the Transportation Choices Coalition, penned the op-ed and point to the damage the pandemic has already done to the economy and transportation revenues.
AGC is also urging the Legislature to pass a transportation package. AGC is a member of the Keep Washington Rolling Coalition, which recently sent a letter to all legislators. Read more...

WSDOT update on fish-passage program
The Washington State Department of Transportation will be hosting an industry-wide Fish-Passage Program Update, via Zoom, on Feb. 24 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will provide an update to all project-delivery partners on how things are shaping up related to the anticipated ‘21-‘23 biennium fish-passage delivery plan and a brief look at the years beyond that.
WSDOT fully recognizes that funding for fish passage is still being determined by the Legislature. However, they would like to take this opportunity to present their current ’21-’23 plan so that cintractors can begin contemplating delivery of an anticipated $700M+ program from an industry perspective.
Attendance will be limited; click here for info and to register.

The Build Washington Awards are underway -- enter today!
Yes, we're back in the saddle and it's time once again for the annual Build Washington Awards, coming up on May 20. And we know that there are some very award-worthy stories to tell about your best and rightest people, programs and projects over this past (incredibly challenging) year.
Entries are now being accepted, spanning 32 different award categories and with an entry deadline of March 1.
Click here today to get the whole scoop, and we hope to see you, virtually, on May 20!
Gov't. business opportunity is knocking

Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. AGCW is proud to support this March 11 virtual event that will again feature keynote speakers, high-quality workshops and virtual matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors.
Who should attend? Businesses interested in selling to the government and prime contractors; general contractors and government buyers seeking to outreach small and diverse businesses. Click here to visit the Alliance Northwest website. Mark your calendar, and register here.
AGCW 2020 Annual Report now available
As you may have heard, 2020 was, well, a year like no other. Our 2020 Annual Report tells the story of this incredible year across our chapter and through our districts and departments: AGC, industry and members together charting unknown waters, challenges and successes, adaptability, cooperation, honors and awards and much more. It's now available for viewing and downloading in PDF form. Find it here.
Employees, too, save big with
AGC membership

One of the most overlooked benefits for AGC-member firms is the many great discounts -- for
Verizon, Staples, Sherwin-Williams, Office Depot and more. But employees, too, can take advantage of exclusive savings, including Verizon, Skechers, 1-800-FLOWERS, TrueCar, Omaha Steaks and more. Get the whole scoop here, and start saving today.

Masks keep
us open;
no masks
shut us down.

to learn how
you can help.
The AGC Education Foundation continues to offer virtual continuing-education classes in a live, interactive, remote environment. We are working closely with instructors to maintain high-quality training programs and are finding great success in the virtual environment.

Supervisory Training Program Unit 2:
Oral and Written Communication

March 1 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Remote Class

Lean Module 1: Foundation Course -
Initiating the Change to a Lean Culture

March 5 (7:30 am – 11:30 am)
Remote Class

Foreman Training Program
March 8-17 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Remote Class

GC/CM: General Contractor/Construction Manager Workshop
March 18 & 19 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Remote Class

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

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marketing director.

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