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ABC-led Coalition Wins Court Challenge to NLRB “Recess” Appointments

The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Jan. 25 won a challenge to President Obama’s Jan. 4, 2012, recess appointments to the NLRB. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the president violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies with Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin
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Major Land Developers Offer a Glimpse into Future Areas of Expansion at BizCon

ABC members that attend 2013 BizCon Feb. 19-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will hear from major land developers who will use relevant statistics and draw on expert knowledge to offer a glimpse into future areas of expansion.
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GM’s “Stories from the Road” Campaign Seeks Submissions

GM Fleet and Commercial wants to hear from businesses that have a compelling success story and use GM vehicles in their daily operation. Winners will be chosen and filmed for the 2013 “Stories from the Road” campaign used in GM’s advertising. 
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CNA Hosts Free Incident Investigation Webinar

CNA will hold a free webinar Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. for ABC members only on incident investigation in the workplace. Gary Murral, CNA’s EPL risk control director, will help members identify underlying causes that may lead to an unexpected event and will define the steps used to complete effective investigations.
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ABC President and CEO Urges N.J. Governor Not to Sign PLA Expansion Law

ABC Jan. 17 sent a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging him not to sign legislation that would allow the state and local government entities to mandate PLAs on even more public construction contracts than are currently permitted, including Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
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Union Membership in Construction Industry Reaches Near Historic Low

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report showing a drop in union membership from 14 percent to 13.2 percent in the U.S. private construction industry from 2011 to 2012. Today 86.8 percent of the private construction workforce chooses not to belong to a union.
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Fortune Names Nine ABC Members as Best Companies to Work For

Nine ABC member companies, representing 20 chapters, were ranked by Fortune magazine in their annual “Top Companies to Work For” list. They include: Edward Jones, DPR Construction, Plante & Moran, PLLC, Baker Donelson, PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc., Balfour Beatty Construction, TD Industries, Grainger and CH2M HILL. 
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EPA Enforces Lead-Safe Rule, Still Plans to Expand to Commercial Buildings

The EPA in November 2012 began issuing enforcement actions for violations of its Lead-Safe Renovation Repair and Painting rule, which went into effect in April 2010, and began mailing postcards to uncertified renovation contractors in target areas.
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Construction Executive Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Construction Executive is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the publication of its January issue. First published by ABC in 2003, the magazine has grown to include a monthly print circulation of more than 50,000, a website, an interactive digital edition, three eNewsletters, an RSS feed, and Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.
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BizCon Early-Bird Rates and Hotel Room Block Expire Jan. 25

Don’t miss the opportunity to save $200 off the registration price for ABC’s 2013 BizCon, Feb. 19-20 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Early-bird rates and the hotel room block expire Jan. 25.
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