On Feb. 4, President Biden signed an executive order that will make the federal government require project labor agreements before awarding contracts at least $35 million or more.

“We’re going to make sure that federal construction projects are staffed with good-paying union jobs,” Biden said.

In this brief six-minute video, Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, explains how the order effectively allows more union labor to do large, federal construction projects, and what impact this may have on roofing contractors.

Cotney also dives into some of the educational sessions held during the 2022 International Roofing Expo, giving those who couldn’t make it a chance to gain insights on the state of the supply shortage crisis and tips on preventing embezzlement.

“It’s one thing for you to look on QuickBooks and have a guess that stuff isn’t where it needs to be, it’s another thing to have an outside person verify that,” Cotney said.

View the full video here, or visit this page for the podcast version.