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NLRB Extends Ban on Captive-Audience Meetings Prior to Mail Ballot Elections

In its Jan. 29 decision in Guardsmark, LLC, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) extended its restriction on captive-audience meetings in the run up to a mail ballot union election by an additional 24 hours. Captive-audience meetings occur when an employer holds a group campaign meeting with employee voters during work hours to oppose union representation. The NLRB prohibits these meetings in the 24 hours leading up to the “scheduled time for conducting” a manual election; however, the NLRB had not imposed a similar preliminary ban in mail ballot elections until the Guardsmark decision.

The FaverGray Company Earns AQC Designation

The FaverGray Company of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., a member of ABC’s Florida First Coast chapter, has been awarded Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) status by ABC. The AQC program recognizes and honors construction firms that document their commitment to excellence in five key areas of corporate responsibility: quality, safety, employee benefits, training and community relations.  

Help Judge the National Craft Championships

Save the date and support the competitors of the 2016 National Craft Championships by volunteering to serve as a judge. All judges must be an ABC member and have a demonstrated expertise in one of the designated crafts. Judges are required to be onsite in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3, and are invited to see the winners revealed at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony on Friday, March 4. 

Join Us for the 26th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards on March 2

The Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s premier competition that recognizes innovative and exemplary merit shop construction projects and world-class safety and diversity programs.

ABC Workforce Week ’16: World-class Education and Inspirational Keynote Speakers

ABC Workforce Week ’16 features world-class education and top-notch keynote speakers to help you be a better leader and unleash your team’s potential.

ABC Ad Plays During NCAA National Championship Game

ABC’s Florida East Coast Chapter’s ad “ABC Helps Me” ran in the Miami- Ft. Lauderdale market during the NCAA National Championship game on Monday night. The ad features several ABC Florida East Coast Chapter members explaining the value that their ABC membership has brought to their business. Through the sharing of creative, informative and relevant programs, taking advantage of these opportunities enhances ABC’s image locally and nationally while supporting the Merit Shop philosophy and delivering member value. 

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Save up to 15% with special Desktop Subscription pricing on your favorite Autodesk products. Desktop Subscriptions offer a lower up-front cost and a flexible, easy-to-manage approach. And now for a limited time, you can take advantage of prices starting as low as $99 per month when purchasing an annual subscription.