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From the monthly archives: September 2012

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'September 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

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 »

ABC Argues In Federal Court Against NLRB Poster Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Sept. 11 from an ABC-led coalition of business groups in opposition to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “employee rights” notice posting rule, which is on hold pending the outcome of the appeal. Read the rest of entry »

Comment Period For AIA Practice Documents Feedback Ends Sept. 24

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is accepting feedback on their updated documents for use on construction projects involving digital data or BIM until Sept. 24. Read the rest of entry »

Engage In The Elections With ABC's Battleground State Webinars

ABC members must continue to remain engaged and active in the political process as the election season approaches. This is especially true in the battleground regions that are crucial to local and national efforts.
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ABC Institute Helps Attendees Become Better Leaders

ABC members and chapters that attend the Institute for Leadership and Professional Development will learn world-class leadership skills that can be used throughout any organization. This year’s Institute will be held Nov. 13-15 in Austin, Texas. Register now at www.abc.org/institute. Read the rest of entry »

Suspected Arsonist Destroys ABC Indiana Chapter's Trailer

A semitrailer owned by the ABC Indiana Chapter and ABC member Gaylor, Inc. was destroyed by fire Sept. 11, and arson is suspected. Read the rest of entry »