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ABC Congratulates National Craft Championships Winners

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. 

A Cost-Effective Green Building Training & Education Solution

ABC is offering its members a series of Green Building Toolbox Talks, which are designed to help members drive green education to the craftworker level. The talks are also available in Spanish.

Join ABC At The P3 Conference In Dallas Feb. 24-25, 2014

Join ABC and a growing list of industry peers, Feb. 24-25, 2014, in Dallas for the annual Public-Private Partnership Conference. Hundreds of developers, public-planners and A/C/E experts from across the country will be in attendance to discover opportunities to partner with cities, states and local agencies. 

U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up NLRB Recess Appointment Case Jan. 13, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date of Jan. 13, 2014, to review a lower court ruling that President Obama’s early 2012 “recess” appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional.

ABC’s First Industrial Users Summit Addresses Safety, Quality, Workforce

For the first time, ABC brought together construction users and contractors to discuss industry safety, quality and workforce during the ABC Industrial Users Summit, Oct. 22-23 in San Antonio.

Panels Announced for 2014 ABC BizCon in Maui

Discuss the ideas and trends that are shaping the future of the construction industry with other influencers, experts and change agents—both those who are up on the stage from companies such as BP, Autodesk, KBR, LedCor and Dupont—and those sitting in the audience.Register now.

October Updated Summary of Employer Requirements Contained in PPACA

An updated summary of employer requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is available for ABC members in a reference document provided by Washington Council Ernst & Young.

ABC Members Experience Skilled Worker Shortage

According to a survey of ABC members, 75 percent of respondents’ companies are experiencing a shortage of willing and qualified craft professionals. These results support the findings of the Construction Labor Market Analyzers’ 20/20 Foresight Report, which shows there will be a nationwide shortage of nearly 2 million skilled craft workers by 2017.

Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchanges) Enrollment Began Oct. 1

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (or Exchanges) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) began on Oct. 1. ABC’s Insurance Trust advises that it may be prudent for ABC members to hold off on taking any action.

ABC Requests Extension for Comments on Proposed Silica Rule

ABC and the Construction Industry Safety Coalition sent letters Sept. 27 to Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels requesting a 90-day extension for submitting written comments related to OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rulemaking, whichdrastically lowers the existing permissible exposure limit for respirable silica in the construction industry.