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From the monthly archives: November 2013

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ABC Responds to Draft Report Designed to Guide EPA Proposed Rule

ABC, as part of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, responded to a draft scientific report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the connectivity of water, which the EPA said is intended to guide a forthcoming proposed rule that would expand its jurisdiction under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule has not been released publically, but is under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
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Study Finds Corporate-Only Tax Reform Could Hurt Small Businesses

A study completed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that corporate-only tax reform might cause many small businesses that file as pass-through entities to suffer the consequences of this one-sided solution. 
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Dec. 1 Deadline to Train Employees on New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

Employers have until Dec. 1 to train their employees on the changes made to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Global Harmonization Standard (GHS) including the new “Safety Data Sheets” (SDS).  
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Prevailing Wage Law Costs Michigan Schools $224M Each Year

According to a recent study by the Lansing, Mich.-based Anderson Economic Group (AEG), Michigan’s prevailing wage law costs taxpayers and the state’s public schools millions each year in higher construction costs—adding up to more than 315 elementary school buildings that could have been built in the past decade with the money lost to prevailing wages.
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Craft Trainees Must Meet Eligibility Requirements to Compete in NCC

To ensure eligibility, ABC member companies and chapters should verify that their trainees meet certain requirements in order to send
them to compete in the 2014 National Craft Championships.
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ABC and Coalition Supports Restoring Access to Medication Act

ABC, as part of the Health Choices Coalition, sent a letter to Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), supporting the Restoring Access to Medication Act, an effort to avert the unintended consequences resulting from the restrictions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) placed on tax-preferred accounts that prohibit their use for purchasing over-the-counter (“OTC”) medications without a prescription.
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Join the Discussion with ABC on Social Media

Receive real-time updates and be a part of the conversation about industry trends, ABC news and more on the association’s four social media platforms. 
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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 also available in Spanish.
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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. 
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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.
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