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Free Webinar Shows How Workforce Development Conference Can Boost Careers

In preparation for the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, ABC is hosting a free webinar March 14 at 3 p.m. (ET) titled, “Supercharge Your Career at ABC’s Workforce Development Conference.” The webinar is designed to help participants maximize their career boosting networking and educational opportunities available during Construction Week April 30-May 3, in Birmingham, Ala. Participants will discover why this is a must-attend event.
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Santa Fe City Council Repeals Union-favoring Ordinance

The merit shop construction industry celebrated a victory Feb. 27 when the Santa Fe City Council in New Mexico repealed a controversial ordinance that required the use of wasteful and discriminatory community workforce agreements (CWAs) on all city-funded projects costing more than $500,000. 
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ABC Calls Attention to New Taxes in Health Care Law

In response to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the tax provisions contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), ABC sent a letter that called attention to several provisions that will affect ABC members, including the additional Medicare taxes on wages and investment. 
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Summary of PPACA Employer Requirements Available for ABC Members

A reference document provided by Washington Council Ernst and Young offers ABC members a summary of employer requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
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ABC and Construction Groups Advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

ABC, in conjunction with four other construction groups, advocated for a reasonable and balanced approach to comprehensive immigration reform in a Feb. 22 letter sent to the “Gang of Eight,” a bipartisan group of Senators working on the same issue. The letterwas signed by ABC, Associated General Contractors, Leading Builders of America, National Association of Home Builders and National Roofing Contractors Association.
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ABC’s 2012 Year in Review

The 2012 Year in Review uses ABC’s value proposition to take a look back at what ABC accomplished throughout the last year to support its members goals.

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Congress Braces for Sequestration

With across-the-board cuts to federal spending scheduled to begin on March 1, the White House and congressional leaders this week sparred over the origin, impact and alternatives to the so-called "sequester" mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.  Absent Congressional action, the $85.3 billion in cuts will be evenly split between defense and non-defense spending, and spread broadly to virtually every program and project.

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ABC Workforce Conference Topics Include HR, Financial Management and Training

ABC members that attend the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference April 30-May 3 in Birmingham, Ala., will have the opportunity to sign up for one of the seven education Academies, including the Construction Education Professionals Academy, the Financial Management Academy and the Human Resources Academy.
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Cajun Industries Named 2012 Contractor of the Year

ABC Feb. 20 named Cajun Industries, LLC, Baton Rouge, La., its 2012 Contractor of the Year. Cajun Industries Founder and Chairman, Lane Grigsby, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 23rd annual Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Award program held Feb. 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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ABC Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

ABC Feb. 20 congratulated the winners of its annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration – the industry’s leading competition, where the top construction projects and the firms that displayed exemplary commitment to safety and diversity in 2012 were recognized Feb. 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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