CONSTRAINTS IMPOSED BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS

For many years the attention of the parties in construction collective bargaining has centered on the base wages and fringe benefits such as medical insurance, pension provisions, apprentice training funds, and industry advancement funds that finance the cost of operating contractor associations. Not only the bargaining parties, but the public as well, have focused attention on these costs, generally neglecting many less obvious costs that result from other provisions of the labor agreements. The major purposes of this study were to identify the many other provisions of local building trades agreements that result in increased construction costs, to find out how frequently they occur in local agreements, and where possible to estimate the cost effects of these provisions. The longer range objectives were to improve the understanding of all concerned about the effects of these provisions on the competitive position of the union contractor and to stimulate efforts to remove the restrictions. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Project Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Business Roundtable

    200 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10166
  • Publication Date: 1982-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report C-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM