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From the monthly archives: April 2015

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'April 2015'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

ABC Continues to Push for a More Viable Healthcare Law

In advance of a hearing on the topic, ABC sent a letter April 14 to the U.S. House of Representatives encouraging Congress to repeal the employer mandate included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

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Putting a Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion

ABC is hosting its first annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit June 22-23 in Washington, D.C. The summit will bring together industry leaders and key stakeholders who understand the value of supplier diversity in construction and who want to network and learn from other like-minded companies and individuals. The event, which is being held in conjunction with ABC’s Legislative Week, is free to the first 100 attendees.
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ABC-Led Coalition Seeks Cosponsors for Anti-PLA Bill

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups led by ABC sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives April 13 opposing government-mandated project labor agreements and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks lawmakers to cosponsor the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671) which was introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and has been referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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NLRB’s ‘Ambush' Election Rule Set to Take Effect April 14

The NLRB’s controversial final rule overhauling its procedures for union elections, commonly known as the “ambush” elections rule, will be going into effect April 14 unless a court blocks enforcement of the new rule.



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Study Finds Flaws in Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage Methods

In a study evaluating Wisconsin’s approach to calculating prevailing wages and its financial impact on taxpayers, the nonpartisan, nonprofit, and independent Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) found at least two methodological “flaws” that tend to raise prevailing wages above market rates.
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Best Practices in North American Petrochemical Construction

In order to examine core construction challenges faced during petrochemical facility development, Petrochemical Update hasreleased a whitepaper titled “Best Practice in Petrochemical Construction” featuring in-depth interviews with companies like Ineos, Fluor, S&B Engineers, Turner Industries and WorleyParsons. The whitepaper offers insight on topics such as execution strategies and the pros and cons of bidding out work to individual contractors that could save the companies involved millions in capital expenditure.
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Historic Vote Shows Senate Supports Restricting PLA Mandates

During Vote-A-Rama, the U.S. Senate’s unique tradition which gives senators a chance to have votes on numerous amendments to the Senate’s must-pass budget resolution, the Senate passed an amendment containing language banning government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs).

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