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ABC Roundup Of Regulations Impacting Merit Shop Contractors

ABC’s Regulatory Alert provides an overview of federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies. Below are brief summaries of current issues, as well as links to more detailed information and guidance. If you have any questions, please email regulatory@abc.org.
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Watch ABC Member Deliver Last Week's Republican Address

ABC member and Oklahoma small businessman Markwayne Mullin Oct. 13 delivered the Weekly Republican Address. 
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Enterprise Offers ABC Members Fleet Management And Fuel Savings

Enterprise Fleet Management, a part of ABC’s Business Partner Program, offers members savings on their award-winning products and services designed to manage the life-cycle expense of a fleet of vehicles. Enterprise also has teamed up with ExxonMobil to offer a new fuel card that can provide valuable rebates up to 5 cents per gallon. 
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The National Craft Championships Is Looking For ABC's Best Craft Trainees

ABC members and chapters a can send their best craft trainees to compete in the 2013 National Craft Championships (NCC), to be held April 30-May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. During this intense two-day event, young men and women compete in one of 13 competitions, representing 11 crafts. 
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New Book Makes The Case Against The Davis-Bacon Act

In his new book, “The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: 54 Reasons for Repeal,” author Armand J. Thieblot documents several major reasons the Davis-Bacon Act should be repealed, in addition to cost savings.  
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ABC Members Featured In Ad On How Obama Policies Harm Small Businesses

Barbara Spyridakis, CEO of Thesis Painting, Springfield, Va., and Skip Wolfford, president and founder of David M. Wolfford & Son, Inc., Culpeper, Va., both members of ABC’s Virginia chapter, are featured in an advertisement that highlights the challenges small businesses face under President Barack Obama. 
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NLRB Issues Unfavorable Decision In Decade-Long Job Targeting Case

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Sept. 28 decided that an Ohio contractor violated employee rights by challenging a job targeting program in a state court. 
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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 now also available in Spanish.
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Nail Gun Safety Guide Offered In Spanish

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the addition of a Spanish language version of “Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors.”  
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Hawaii Chapter Member Is National Minority Small Business Person Of The Year

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Oct. 10 announced ABC Hawaii Chapter member Kaleo Nawahine, president of Performance Systems, Inc., as the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year. Nawahine is certified in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.  
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