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ABC Opposes NLRB’s Joint Employer Ruling Uprooting Decades-Old Standards

Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:26 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to today’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Urges Withdrawal of Obama Administration’s Unlawful and Impractical ‘Blacklisting Proposal’

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:09 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today submitted comments urging the withdrawal of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Guidance (NPG) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (Executive Order 13673), commonly referred to as the blacklisting proposal. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Industry Concerns with ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule Remain

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:58 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) final rule issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Read the rest of entry »

Obama Administration’s ‘Blacklisting’ Proposal Bad for Contractors, Employees and Taxpayers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:25 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement regarding the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” proposed rule issued by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council. The proposed rule, previously commonly referred to as the “blacklisting executive order,” and a guidance memo issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13673 targeting the federal contracting community were both released today. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Applauds Passage of Bill to Force Withdrawal of ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 7:34 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, which would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw the flawed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule and develop a new proposed rule after engaging in meaningful stakeholder consultation. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Urges Passage of Legislation to Increase Competition on Federal Construction Projects

Monday, March 30, 2015 11:04 AM
Washington, D.C. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671/S. 71). The bill, introduced by Rep. Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), will increase fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects. Read the rest of entry »

Study Finds That OSHA Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule by $4.5 Billion a Year

Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:38 AM
Washington, D.C. - A new report released today by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year—roughly $4 .5 billion per year more than OSHA’s estimates. The coalition cautioned that the flawed cost estimates reflect deeper flaws in the rule and urged the federal agency to reconsider its approach. Read the rest of entry »

West Virginia Becomes 22nd State to Prohibit PLA Mandates

Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:28 AM
Charleston, W.VA- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and ABC of West Virginia (ABCWV) today applauded Gov. Tomblin (D-W.V.) for signing the Establishing Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act (SB 409). The bill prohibits government entities from requiring contractors to enter into wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of performing work on publicly funded construction projects. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Applauds Law that Ensures Open Competition on Public Construction Projects

Monday, March 23, 2015 2:37 PM
Little Rock, Ark.– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and ABC of Arkansas (ABCAR) today applauded Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) for signing the Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act (S.B. 426). The bill codifies and strengthens a 2005 executive order issued by Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) that prohibits government entities from requiring contractors to enter into wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of performing work on publicly funded construction projects. Read the rest of entry »

Passage of House Bill to Block NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule Will Protect Employer, Employee Rights

Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:49 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a joint resolution to block the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule.
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