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From the monthly archives: April 2013

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

National Craft Championships Voting Contest Supports 2013 Competitors

A new Facebook contest beginning Thursday, April 25 supports the 2013 National Craft Championships (NCC) competitors who are gearing up for the competition, which will be held April 30-May 2. The contest provides an opportunity to vote for one of the 13 crafts represented at the competition. To vote, visit the NCC Facebook page here. The winning craft will be announced at NCC Thursday, May 2.
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USACE Issues Four PLA Surveys

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville, Mobile, Sacramento and St. Louis Districts are requesting responses from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on four large-scale federal projects.
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Taxpayers Win Big Without Federal PLA on N.H. Job Corps Center

ABC celebrated another victory in the fight against government-mandated PLAs after the DOL awarded ABC New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter member Eckman Construction Company a $31.6 million contract to build a DOL Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H., after removing a controversial PLA mandate from the federal project’s solicitation for construction services. Eckman Construction Company, Bedford N.H., submitted a bid that was more than $6 million below the lowest offer when the project was subjected to a PLA. 
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ABC Members Get Discount to CFMA Annual Conference and Exhibition

The Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held June 22-26 in San Diego, Calif., at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and ABC members can register for the conference at the CFMA member rate.
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OSHA States Unions Can Represent Nonunion Employees During Inspections

OSHA April 5 released an interpretation letter (dated Feb. 21) stating that nonunion employees can authorize an individual “affiliated with a union or a community organization” to act as their representative during agency-sanctioned inspections and other enforcement situations.
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ABC Members Win San Diego SBA Small Business Week Awards

The San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) April 17 named BPI Plumbing as their Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year and Michael Jason Ianni, president of M Bar C Construction, Inc., as the California Small Business Person of the Year.
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OSHA Issues New Safety Booklet on Preventing Falls From Ladders

OSHA has released a new bilingual English-Spanish booklet as part of their national campaign to prevent fatal falls titled, “Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely.” 
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House Committee Approves Bill Allowing Workers Option of Comp Time

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce April 17 approved the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) by a vote of 23-14. The bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.
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Top Priorities for Tax Reform: Parity, Simplicity and Certainty

ABC April 15 sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Small Business outlining its top priorities for comprehensive tax reform.  In the letter, ABC listed its broader priorities for reforming the tax system as parity, simplicity and certainty. 
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It’s Not too Late to Register for ABC’s Workforce Conference

ABC members that want to participate in training that draws on the expertise of the leading companies and professionals in the business, get tools to improve on-the-job-performance and earn continuing education credits still have time to register for the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, April 30-May3 in Birmingham, Ala.
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