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ABC Launches Political Advocacy App

ABC Feb. 6 launched the first-of-its-kind ABC Action app that enables users to become a vital part of ABC’s grassroots advocacy efforts and further the merit shop philosophy. The app is available for download on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
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GSA Requests Information on Green Building Certification Systems

The General Services Administration Feb. 5 issued a request for information regarding their review of green building certification systems for use in federal buildings.
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Learn the Key Components to Successful Public-Private Partnerships at BizCon

ABC members that attend 2013 BizCon Feb. 19-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will hear from experts on public-private partnerships (P3s), an increasingly popular delivery method for construction projects nationwide.
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ABC Defends Michigan’s Fair and Open Competition Law

ABC National joined ABC of Michigan as they filed an amicus brief Jan. 24 urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to uphold Michigan’s Fair and Open Competition Act in response to a challenge filed by construction unions. The act ensures nondiscriminatory procurement of state services in public construction.
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Bill Would Guarantee Open Competition on Federal Construction

ABC Jan. 30 offered strong support for the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 436/S. 109), a measure introduced by Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) that would ensure fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects.
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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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USACE Issues PLA Surveys for New Jersey and Virginia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requesting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of PLA on large-scale construction projects exceeding $25 million in New Jersey and Virginia.

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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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