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Blacklisting Executive Order Meets Opposition from ABC at White House Meeting

ABC strongly opposed a new executive order (EO) that will harm federal contractors, taxpayers and government procurement officials at an Oct. 13, 2014, White House listening session with major employer association representatives, businesses and Obama administration officials.
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How Your Project Team Can be Recognized Nationally

Merit shop contractors give 100% on their jobs, creating innovative and outstanding projects, and now you have the chance to show the construction industry how hard your team has worked. By submitting an application for the 25th Annual National Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards, your company and project team can join the hundreds of ABC member companies who have been recognized on a national scale for their work.
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Collaborate with Business Leaders at ABC’s First Peer Group Conference

For merit shop business leaders, ABC’s first annual Peer Group Conference will offer a chance to learn from and work with like-minded business owners to advance the success and profitability of your company. Attendees of the conference, both existing peer group members and those interested in joining, will have the opportunity to take part in topic-based education sessions, roundtables and networking events. 
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Collaborate with Business Leaders at ABC’s First Peer Group Conference

For merit shop business leaders, ABC’s first annual Peer Group Conference will offer a chance to learn from and work with like-minded business owners to advance the success and profitability of your company. Attendees of the conference, both existing peer group members and those interested in joining, will have the opportunity to take part in topic-based education sessions, roundtables and networking events. 
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Coalition for Workplace Safety Urges OSHA to Withdraw Recordkeeping Regulation

On Oct. 14, ABC submitted comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting it withdraw a proposed rule and supplemental notice that would require employers to electronically submit detailed injury and illness records to the agency. For the first time, OSHA plans to make this information publically available on the Internet through a new searchable database and use the data for enforcement purposes.
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Why You Should Encourage Your Young Employees to Get Involved in ABC

By 2020, the Millennial generation will make up roughly 50% of the U.S. workforce, changing the way we do business and also the way we retain our best employees. Mix that with the fact that 65% of millennials say opportunity for personal development was the most influential factor in selecting their current job and it becomes obvious that we need to be engaging our young professionals and offering them ways to grow both personally and professionally within the association. 
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Nominate a Craft Instructor and They Could Win $10,000

Our craft instructors have a huge impact on how well-prepared the nation’s future construction workers are and their dedication to building a skilled workforce should not go unnoticed. To thank our instructors across the country for their hard work, ABC will award an instructor that teaches at an ABC Chapter, training affiliate or member company with $10,000 and the title of Craft Instructor of the Year.
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Find Out How You Could Win a Trip the 2015 Pro Bowl

FedEx, an ABC Business Partner, is giving our members a chance to win prizes including a trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl in Glendale, Az. When you enroll in the FedEx Advantage® discount program you’re automatically entered in the FedEx Advantage 2015 Pro Bowl Package sweepstakes. In addition, every eligible shipment you make counts as an additional sweepstakes entry, with a maximum of 50 additional entries. Members who are already enrolled in the program can register as well. 
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Contractors to Collaborate With Industrial Users

Next week, ABC contractors will be meeting with construction users from the industrial sector to discuss best practices on critical issues that affect the planning and delivery of construction projects. The second annual Industrial Users Summit will be held Oct. 16-17 in San Antonio, Texas, and will focus on creating a forum that allows both industry users and ABC member contractors to learn from each other. 
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DOL Rule Increases Hourly Minimum Wage on Federal Contracts

On Oct. 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule to implement Executive Order 13658, which would establish an hourly minimum wage of $10.10 for workers performing on covered federal construction and service contracts. 
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