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News Releases 2015

ABC Announces Young Professional of the Year Finalists

Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) continued its celebration of Careers in Construction Month today by announcing three finalists for its first Young Professional of the Year Award. Finalists were chosen based on their career achievement, leadership and vision for future industry enhancement from a field of more than 100 nominations representing 47 ABC chapters and more than 80 member companies. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 9:47 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is celebrating Careers in Construction
Month this October by recognizing the investment its members and chapters make each year to attract and train the construction workers of the future. ABC member firms spend $1.1 billion on workforce development and train approximately 476,000 construction industry professionals annually. Read the rest of entry »

ABC’s Trimmer Foundation Awards Scholarships to Merit Shop Construction Students

Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:14 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the first 10 winners of the Build Your Future Scholarship through ABC’s Trimmer Construction Education Foundation (TCEF). The scholarships are awarded to the top 10 students attending an NCCER-accredited program or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility. The scholarships are funded through a pledge of $100,000 from NCCER over the next five years. Read the rest of entry »

Appeals Court Upholds Idaho Law Protecting Fair and Open Competition on Public Construction Projects

Friday, September 18, 2015 11:23 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and ABC’s Inland Pacific Chapter today celebrated a victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit set aside a lower court’s decision against an Idaho law that banned government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded construction projects.
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ABC Opposes NLRB’s Joint Employer Ruling Uprooting Decades-Old Standards

Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:26 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to today’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Urges Withdrawal of Obama Administration’s Unlawful and Impractical ‘Blacklisting Proposal’

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:09 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today submitted comments urging the withdrawal of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Guidance (NPG) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (Executive Order 13673), commonly referred to as the blacklisting proposal. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Industry Concerns with ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule Remain

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:58 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) final rule issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Read the rest of entry »

Obama Administration’s ‘Blacklisting’ Proposal Bad for Contractors, Employees and Taxpayers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:25 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement regarding the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” proposed rule issued by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council. The proposed rule, previously commonly referred to as the “blacklisting executive order,” and a guidance memo issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13673 targeting the federal contracting community were both released today. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Applauds Passage of Bill to Force Withdrawal of ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 7:34 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, which would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw the flawed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule and develop a new proposed rule after engaging in meaningful stakeholder consultation. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Urges Passage of Legislation to Increase Competition on Federal Construction Projects

Monday, March 30, 2015 11:04 AM
Washington, D.C. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671/S. 71). The bill, introduced by Rep. Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), will increase fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects. Read the rest of entry »