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Proposed Worker Classification Survey Causes Concerns for ABC

ABC March 12 submitted comments in response to a Department of Labor information request regarding a proposed worker classification survey.  According to DOL, the proposed survey would “collect information about employment experiences and workers’ knowledge of basic employment laws and rules so as to better understand employees’ experience with worker misclassification.”
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ABC Outlines Features of a Successful Guestworker Program

ABC March 13 joined five other construction groups to send a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections outlining the features of a successful guestworker program in response to a hearing, "Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy.” 
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DOL Issues Health Benefits Laws Self-Compliance Tool

The Department of Labor has issued a self-compliance tool for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions related to part 7 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 
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Baltimore Metro Chapter Awards Scholarship to Aspiring Construction Student

The ABC Baltimore Metro Chapter’s Women in ABC committee Jan. 15 awarded $4,000 to high school student Emily Burgess of Seton Keough High School for submitting a winning design in a canned food construction project competition.
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CFMA/ABC IT Survey Available for Purchase

ABC members can now purchase the results of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)/ABC IT Survey for the Construction Industry at a reduced price. Members were asked to participate in the survey last year. 
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ABC Members Send 3200 Letters to Elected Officials Using ABC Advocacy App

Since its launch in February, ABC members have used the ABC Action app to send more than 3200 letters to their elected officials addressing issues critical to the merit shop construction industry. 
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Employment Report Shows Job Growth in All Significant Construction Sectors

According to the March 9 employment report by the Department of Labor, the construction industry added 48,000 jobs in February—the largest monthly increase since March 2007 – with growth reported in every significant construction segment and with specialty trade contractors responsible for approximately two out of every three jobs. Read the rest of entry »

Chrysler Contest Will Award Ram ProMaster to Contractor With the Best Story

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. 
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CNA Offers Free Webinar on Aging and Obesity in the Workforce

ABC’s Strategic Partner CNA is hosting a free webinar for ABC members Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., (ET) titled, “How You Can Address Emerging Issues of Aging and Obesity in the Workforce.”
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USACE Issues PLA Survey for Florida Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is soliciting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale school construction project in Duke Field, Fla. and the surrounding area. 
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