Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:28 AM By Donna Puglisi
In the July 16 ruling of Merit Construction Alliance v. City of Quincy, the First Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) preempts a controversial city ordinance that forced contractors to “engage in a bona fide apprentice training program" registered with the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards as a condition of bidding for city work.
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:36 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which passed the U.S. Senate June 25 with a 95-3 vote, focuses on strengthening our nation’s approach to businesses’ hiring and training needs and increasing employment opportunities.
Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:49 PM By Donna Puglisi
The 2014 Craft Professional of the Year award was presented to Robert Stuart, superintendent at Stronghold Engineering in Menifee, Calif., May 2 during ABC’s National Craft Championships and Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala. The award recognizes Stuart’s work in the industry including his commitment to safety, training and the merit shop philosophy.
Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014 1:13 PM By Kinsey Cooper
ABC May 2 recognized the winners in its 2014 National Craft Championships competition, held at the association’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, April 29 – May 2, in Birmingham, Ala.
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:19 AM By Donna Puglisi
ABC awarded Lloyd Evans, hiring and training administrator for Watson Electrical Construction Co. LLC, Wilson, N.C., as its 2014 Craft Instructor of the Year. Evans will be honored during ABC’s Workforce Development Conference May 2 in Birmingham, Ala.
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:30 AM By Donna Puglisi
ABC is seeking volunteers with recognized experience and expertise in a craft to judge the 2014 National Craft Championships on May 1 in Birmingham, Ala. ABC members who are interested in participating should submit a judge’s form, found on the NCC website, to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which craft competitions they would like to judge.
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:22 AM By Donna Puglisi
Registration is still open for the 2014 Workforce Development Conference being held April 29-May 2 in Birmingham, Ala. which will feature education sessions spanning six topics, keynote speakers, networking receptions and the National Craft Championships. Members interested in learning more can view the agenda and plan their week in Alabama by visiting wdc.abc.org.
Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:50 AM By Donna Puglisi
In an effort to raise funds for the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation and ABC’s National Craft Championships, Construction Executive magazine is donating $1 for every new “like” on its Facebook page throughout the month of April.
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:00 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC has made some changes to its meeting schedule in an effort to provide more value for attendees. The Meetings Transformation Taskforce set goals to provide more affordable accommodations, keep registration costs in check and reduce the number of meetings overall for next year and moving forward.
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:33 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC’s annual Workforce Development Conference is bringing construction professionals education, networking and careers in construction April 29-May 2 in Birmingham, Ala. Choose from more than 40 educational sessions, keynote speakers and our many networking receptions to increase your professional development.