Archives
View Past Editions of E-Newsletter

 

Newsline



Newsline RSS

From the monthly archives: March, 2013

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'March, 2013'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

House, Senate Approve Dueling Budgets

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate last week voted to pass their respective budget resolutions, marking the first time in four years that both chambers of Congress have approved a fiscal plan for the federal government. Read the rest of entry »

House Committee Approves Bill to Limit NLRB Actions

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce March 20 approved a bill that would require the National Labor Relations Board to stop all activity that requires a three-member quorum until the legal disputes involving the board are resolved. 
Read the rest of entry »

Funding Resolution Restricts Proposals on H-2B, MSDs Through FY 2013

President Obama March 26 signed into law a continuing appropriations resolution that will fund the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Commission for the second half of fiscal year 2013, but that also maintains restrictions on actions by DOL. 
Read the rest of entry »

Register for an Academy and Get a Chance at a Free Night in Birmingham

ABC members that register for one of the seven educational Academies being offered at the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference by 5 p.m. (ET) on April 3 will not only gain a valuable opportunity to take their careers to the next level, but also will be entered into a drawing for a free night’s stay in Birmingham during the conference. 
Read the rest of entry »

Health Care Law Continues to Create Uncertainty and Confusion

On the eve of the third anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ABC March 22 issued a statement calling attention to how the health care law continues to create uncertainty and confusion in the construction industry, making it difficult for the nation’s contractors to plan for the future.
Read the rest of entry »

House Passes ABC-supported Job Training Reform Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives March 15 voted 215-202 to pass the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (H.R. 803), which will strengthen the workforce development system and increase employment opportunities by creating a more streamlined approach that focuses on businesses’ hiring and training needs.
Read the rest of entry »

ABC and Coalition Comment on Employer Provisions in Health Care Law

As part of the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care Coalition, ABC March 15 submitted comments to the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service in response to a Dec. 28 proposed rule on the employer shared responsibility provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Read the rest of entry »

Groups Continue to Support Bill to Repeal Health Insurance Tax

The Stop the HIT Coalition, of which ABC is a member, March 19 sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate offering support for the Jobs and Premium Protection Act of 2013, introduced by Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Orrin Hatch, that would repeal the health insurance tax provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
Read the rest of entry »

Proposed Worker Classification Survey Causes Concerns for ABC

ABC March 12 submitted comments in response to a Department of Labor information request regarding a proposed worker classification survey.  According to DOL, the proposed survey would “collect information about employment experiences and workers’ knowledge of basic employment laws and rules so as to better understand employees’ experience with worker misclassification.”
Read the rest of entry »

ABC Outlines Features of a Successful Guestworker Program

ABC March 13 joined five other construction groups to send a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections outlining the features of a successful guestworker program in response to a hearing, "Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy.” 
Read the rest of entry »
Pages: Previous1234NextReturn Top