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ABC Criticizes Obama’s Renomination of NLRB Chairman

ABC April 9 criticized President Obama’s renomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as a move to promote the narrow policy goals of politically powerful labor unions.  
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USACE and NAVFAC Issue PLA Surveys for the Western U.S. and California

USACE is requesting feedback from the construction industry about government-mandated PLAs on unspecified large-scale federal projects within Western states (primarily Utah, Nevada and Colorado). NAVFAC is seeking comments on the use of PLAs for the P-229 Weapons Surveillance and Test Laboratory and Calibration Laboratory at Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, Calif. 
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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 atlegcon.abc.org. 
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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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Senate Immigration Plan Repeats Mistakes of Failed Reforms, Construction Groups Say

ABC, in conjunction with five other construction groups, April 3 expressed concern that the Senate “Gang of Eight” deal on a temporary guest worker program repeats mistakes of previous, failed attempts at immigration reform. The “Gang of Eight is a bipartisan group of Senators working on comprehensive immigration reform.

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USACE Issues Three PLA Surveys

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is requesting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal projects in Alaska, Massachusetts and West Virginia.
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Five Finalists Announced for 2013 Craft Professional of the Year

Five Finalists Announced for 2013 Craft Professional of the Year Five finalists have been chosen for ABC’s 2013 Craft Professional of the Year award one of them will be chosen as the winner May 3 at ABC's 21st Century Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala. Read the rest of entry »