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ABC Applauds Passage of Senate Bill to Overturn NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:18 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage of a joint resolution to block the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election proposal. The resolution, introduced by Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), seeks to prevent the NLRB from implementing the ambush rule, which is scheduled to take effect April 14, through the Congressional Review Act.
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ABC Announces New Vice President of EH&S and Workforce Development

Monday, March 2, 2015 3:11 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced industry leader Greg Sizemore as its vice president of environment, health, safety (EH&S) and workforce development for ABC. Sizemore is tasked with directing ABC’s long-range strategic objectives related to creating an innovative, skilled, productive, healthy and safe workforce.
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Nearly 200 Top Craft Trainees to Compete at ABC’s National Craft Championships

Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:18 PM
Washington, D.C. –  Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced nearly 200 competitors from 32 states will participate in this year’s National Craft Championships, March 4-5, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Files Suit Against NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:15 PM
Austin, Texas- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Texas and the Central Texas Chapter of ABC announced today they have filed a joint lawsuit with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Texas challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election final rule issued Dec. 12, 2014. The legal challenge was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The Texas office of Littler Mendelson, P.C., ABC’s general counsel, will represent ABC of Texas, the Central Texas Chapter of ABC and NFIB Texas in the case. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Chooses Fringe Benefit Group as Strategic Partner for Ethics and Compliance

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:12 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Fringe Benefit Group, an industry leader in the design, implementation and administration of health and retirement plans for contractors, today announced they have signed a strategic partnership agreement. As ABC’s fourth strategic partner, Fringe Benefit Group will leverage its resources to assist ABC and its 70 chapters in supporting the ABC core value of helping members stay in compliance with government regulations and informed about important compliance information. 
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ABC Blasts NLRB’s Latest Assault on Workplace Freedom

Friday, December 12, 2014 9:39 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush” election rule released today.
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ABC Predicts Continued Construction Industry Growth in 2015

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:07 AM
Washington, D.C. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk industry recovery in 2014 should continue in 2015, with momentum especially growing in segments closely related to the current American energy and industrial production resurgence. Read the rest of entry »

President’s Executive Action Creates More Problems Than It Solves

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:25 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to the executive action announced this evening by President Obama.
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ABC Asks EPA to Withdraw its “Waters of the U.S.” Proposal

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:39 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and more than 50 ABC chapters this week filed comments to voice deep concern over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. ABC also filed additional comments with a group of 374 trade associations led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC). Read the rest of entry »

George Nash Elected ABC Mid-Atlantic Region Vice Chair

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:42 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that George R. Nash, Jr., Facchina Construction Co., Inc., La Plata, Md., was elected to serve as ABC’s Mid-Atlantic Region vice chair in 2015. Nash also currently serves as the chair of ABC’s national Political Action Committee and has more than 10 years of service at the chapter level, including serving as a mentor and advisor for ABC Metro Washington’s Leadership Development Program and as the chair of the ABC Metro Washington Chapter in 2010. Facchina has received recognition in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) and has won multiple ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. Read the rest of entry »