The Jobsite Problems/Solutions: A Contractor’s Guide to Understanding and Effectively Addressing Problem Situations on the Jobsite
The construction marketplace continues changing constantly. Owners (and their lenders or taxpayers) are insisting on the lowest possible prices for construction and adherence to completion schedules, without sacrificing either productivity or quality. Competition among contractors and subcontractors for competitively bid work is squeezing profit margins. Open (or merit) shop contractors and subcontractors are competing successfully for work once done almost exclusively by union contractors.
In this stressful environment, all the parties to a construction project are eager to have each project proceed to completion without interruptions - especially interruptions resulting from labor/management problems. The purpose of the booklet is to guide contractors and construction managers in exercising their rights and meeting their obligations when anticipating, attempting to avoid, and coping with job interruptions, regardless of the legal status of the union’s cause.
To that end, the objectives of this booklet are:
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This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader must consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader's specific circumstances.
To encourage construction contractors to evaluate their company’s labor policy effectively and where necessary make constructive changes in that policy to assure a jobsite free of labor problems.
To motivate contractors to be more attuned to the obvious as well as the not so obvious disputes involving labor on the jobsite.
To assist contractors in gaining a better understanding of the legal and practical considerations in formulating and carrying out their labor policy in order that they might minimize labor disputes on the jobsite.