Drexel CMGT 101-2008 - week 8 construction labor

Drexel CMGT 101-2008 - week 8 construction labor - Intro to...

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Intro to Construction Management CMGT 101-001 Instructor Douglas Carney, AIA Construction Labor
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Construction Labor Labor as a part of the construction process is by far the MOST variable Labor organization Labor Law Labor costs Labor productivity
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Construction Labor Labor Organizations Started as guilds Brotherhoods Or Societies (Carpenter’s Co.) Political under currents Tendency toward violence Haymarket (1886) & Homestead (1890) Second machine age –factories Globalization – labor costs
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Construction Labor
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Construction Labor Labor Laws Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) Used laws design to prevent vertically integrated companies against labor unions The Clayton Act (1914) Permitted employees to organize locally in order to negotiate with an employer Davis-Bacon Act (1931) Required that wages & fringes for federal projects be paid at a “PREVAILING WAGE” rate – becomes UNION rates Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932) Prevented courts from issuing injunctions against labor unions who chose to strike or picket Wagner Act (1935) National Labor Relations Act Establishes rights to organize, prohibits discrimination due union activities by employers, allowed “CLOSED” shops
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course CM 101 taught by Professor Carney during the Spring '09 term at Drexel.

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Drexel CMGT 101-2008 - week 8 construction labor - Intro to...

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