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)
- A Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Project Report.
Business Roundtable200 Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10166
- Publication Date: 1982-9
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Collective bargaining; Construction; Construction industry; Contracts; Costs; Economic impacts; Labor unions
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Construction; Economics; Finance; Highways; I50: Construction and Supervision of Construction;
- Accession Number: 00391405
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Report C-4
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM