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ABC Announces 21st Century Workforce Development Conference

ABC is transforming its EdCon & Expo into the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, which will be held April 30-May 3, 2013, at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center.
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EPA Delays Expansion Of Lead Rule To Commercial Buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 13 delayed for nearly three years a proposal to expand its Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) to include commercial buildings. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Calls For Bipartisan Legislative Action On Impending Fiscal Cliff

In advance of a Sept. 13 U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing titled, “Adding to Uncertainty: Small Business’ Perspectives on the Tax Cliff,” ABC called for immediate bipartisan action to avert the looming year-end tax increases. Read the rest of entry »

Key Industry Issues Covered At Construction Conference On OCT. 18-19

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will hold its annual Summit of the Americas conference in Miami, Fla. Oct. 18-19. ABC members can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by entering the word “partner” when registering. Early-bird registration ends Sept., 21. Read the rest of entry »

Attorney's Conference To Address The Election, Health Care And The NLRB

The 2012 ABC Attorneys Conference is a must-attend event for attorneys counseling merit shop contractors. The content-rich program covers the latest developments and insights impacting labor law and open competition in the construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Absorbs Merit Elevators Contractor Association

The ABC National Executive Committee on Sept. 10 voted to absorb the Merit Elevator Contractors Association of America (MECAA) and allow them to operate as an ABC National standing committee. Read the rest of entry »

NCCER To Alter Certification Terminology In 2013

NCCER on Aug. 23 announced that it is modifying its certification terminology to clarify that a certified craft professional has successfully completed both the written and performance aspects of the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program. Read the rest of entry »

Recruit And Train New Craft Professionals Through Build Your Future

Join ABC for a webinar with Diane Greene, executive director of Build Your Future, on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. (ET) to prepare for Careers in Construction Week, which will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The webinar will discusses how to find events in your area, resources for planning your own event and how to use the Build Your Future website.
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ABC Joins Nearly 300 Organizations Urging Congress To Address Fiscal Cliff

A multi-industry letter, signed by 298 U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliates, as well as national associations, has been sent to the members of the United States Congress and the President, urging immediate action to avoid further harm to the American economy. Read the rest of entry »

Anti-Merit Shop Proposal Allowed On Michigan Ballots By State Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court Sept. 5 ordered a proposal be placed on the statewide ballot that would negatively impact the merit shop construction workforce by nullifying the ban on government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and preventing Michigan from becoming a right-to-work state, among other changes. Read the rest of entry »