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Guest Worker Cap in Senate Immigration Plan Fails to Meet Construction Industry Needs

The U.S. Senate “Gang of Eight” April 16 unveiled a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that fails to include a guest worker program that would meet the needs of the construction industry.
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House Passes Bill to Limit NLRB Actions and Relieve Uncertainty

The U.S. House of Representatives April 10 voted 219-209 to pass a bill that would stop all NLRB activity that requires a three-member quorum until the legal disputes involving the board are resolved.
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Industry Concerned About Expanding EPA Lead Program to Commercial Buildings

As part of the Commercial Properties Coalition, ABC April 1 submitted comments to the EPA in response to their request for information on a possible rulemaking that would regulate renovation, repair and painting activities on and in public and commercial buildings to address possible lead-based paint hazards.
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ABC Members Saved $5 Million Last Year With GM Discounts

In 2012, ABC members saved approximately $5 million through ABC’s discount program with General Motors (GM). Now, members can save on most GM 2013 model year vehicles.
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ABC Calls Out NLRB, DOL Actions and PLAs During House Hearing

ABC Vice President of Federal Affairs Geoff Burr April 10 testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services subcommittee during a hearing, “Regulatory Approaches to Foster Economic Growth.” In his testimony, Burr spoke on behalf of ABC and the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) about burdensome regulations and policies.
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Become a Trimmer Fellow and Support Workforce Development

Four of ABC’s past National Chairs are requesting support for an initiative designed to increase awareness about careers in construction and help curb the impending skilled worker shortage by providing new educational opportunities to ABC members.
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Small and Emerging Contractor Webinar Series Free for ABC Members

ABC is offering its small and emerging contractor members a free webinar series to help them develop sustain and improve their businesses and remain competitive.
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Register Now for the 2013 Legislative Conference

Registration is now open for the 2013 ABC Legislative Conference, June 12 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Register now 
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April 16 Deadline to Enter Chrysler Contest for a Ram ProMaster

Chrysler, an ABC Business Partner, is holding a contest that will give away a new 2014 Ram ProMaster commercial van to the person who submits the best story for how it will be used. The deadline to submit a story is April 16.
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ABC Spring 2013 Regulatory Update

ABC’s Regulatory Alert provides an overview of the federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal agencies.
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