Collective Bargaining During First Half of 2020 Yields Average First Year Increase of 2.8%


Negotiators conducting collective bargaining between January and June of this year agreed to raise construction craft workers’ wage and fringe benefits by an average of 2.8 percent or $1.58 during the first contract year, according to the Construction Labor Research Council’s (CLRC) latest Settlements Report. This compares to 2.8 percent or $1.65 for the same period in 2019 and 2.9 percent or $1.67 for all of 2019.

The highest average first-year increase by percentage during the period came from the from the Northwest Region (AK, ID, OR, WA) at 4 percent.  The lowest came from the South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX) at 1.9 percent.

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