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Health Care Reform Reference Guide for Contractors

To help members get a greater understanding of their obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or health care law, ABC Merit Choice Insurance is offering a “Health Care Reform Overview for Contractors.” 
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GM Offering Up to $1,500 in Additional Fleet Incentives Until July 1

ABC Business Partner General Motors is offering special Fleet Out-of-Stock Bonus Cash now through July 1. 
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ABC Members Take Issues to Capitol Hill During Legislative Conference

More than 350 ABC members and chapters traveled to Washington D.C., June 12 to meet their members of Congress. They also heard from Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) during the ABC Legislative Conference breakfast.
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South Carolina Becomes 17th State to Ban Government-Mandated PLAs

ABC celebrated a victory June 10 after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) signed a bill (S.438) into law that will prohibit state government entities from requiring contractors to sign a project labor agreement (PLA) with labor unions as a condition of performing work on public construction projects.
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ABC Notes Flaws in H-2B Wage Rule

ABC submitted comments June 9 opposing an interim final rule on how wages for temporary, non-agricultural H-2B workers should be calculated. The “emergency” interim final rule, issued April 24 by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL), was effective immediately. 
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Past National Chairman Jim Elmer Receives Life Membership Award

ABC awarded former National Chairman James (Jim) W. Elmer, founder and president of James W. Elmer Construction Co., Spokane, Wash., a Life Membership award. He was presented this honor June 11 at ABC’s National Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.
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FAA Issues PLA Survey for Project in Arizona

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about including a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) in a solicitation for a federal contract to build a new air traffic control tower exceeding $25 million in Tucson, Ariz.
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Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Andy Harris to Speak at Legislative Conference June 12

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) will join Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) June 12 as speakers during the ABC Legislative Conference breakfast.
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Appeal of Job Targeting, PLA Decision in Idaho Sent Back to Lower Court

An Idaho appeals court May 22 sent a lawsuit related to project labor agreements (PLAs) and job targeting back to a district court in order to allow the union groups who filed the lawsuit to add defendants and to give both sides a chance to revise arguments.
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ABC Wants Your Feedback on Senate Immigration Legislation

On May 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744), which addresses many of the key elements needed for immigration reform. It includes a template for a new lesser-skilled temporary worker program; a mechanism for the undocumented population to earn legal status after being screened and paying a penalty; and a mandatory employment verification system for all employers.
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