National Labor Relations Board member Terence F. Flynn, a Republican, resigned on May 26 amid fallout from a May 2 Inspector General report alleging he improperly shared data on pending NLRB cases with former Chairman Peter Schaumber and others. Flynn has denied the allegations. He recused himself from future board cases. His July 24 departure will leave the five-person NLRB with three Democrats and one Republican.
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.