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ABC Files Suit Against NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:15 PM
Austin, Texas- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Texas and the Central Texas Chapter of ABC announced today they have filed a joint lawsuit with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Texas challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election final rule issued Dec. 12, 2014. The legal challenge was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The Texas office of Littler Mendelson, P.C., ABC’s general counsel, will

represent ABC of Texas, the Central Texas Chapter of ABC and NFIB Texas in the case. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Chooses Fringe Benefit Group as Strategic Partner for Ethics and Compliance

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 10:12 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Fringe Benefit Group, an industry leader in the design, implementation and administration of health and retirement plans for contractors, today announced they have signed a strategic partnership agreement. As ABC’s fourth strategic partner, Fringe Benefit Group will leverage its resources to assist ABC and its 70 chapters in supporting the ABC core value of helping members stay in compliance with government regulations and informed about important compliance information. 
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ABC Blasts NLRB’s Latest Assault on Workplace Freedom

Friday, December 12, 2014 9:39 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush” election rule released today.
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ABC Predicts Continued Construction Industry Growth in 2015

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 9:07 AM
Washington, D.C. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk industry recovery in 2014 should continue in 2015, with momentum especially growing in segments closely related to the current American energy and industrial production resurgence. Read the rest of entry »

President’s Executive Action Creates More Problems Than It Solves

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:25 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to the executive action announced this evening by President Obama.
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ABC Asks EPA to Withdraw its “Waters of the U.S.” Proposal

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:39 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and more than 50 ABC chapters this week filed comments
to voice deep concern over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. ABC also filed additional comments with a group of 374 trade associations led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC). Read the rest of entry »

George Nash Elected ABC Mid-Atlantic Region Vice Chair

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:42 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that George R. Nash, Jr., Facchina Construction Co., Inc., La Plata, Md., was elected to serve as ABC’s Mid-Atlantic Region vice chair in 2015. Nash also currently serves as the chair of ABC’s national Political Action Committee and has more than 10 years of service at the chapter level, including serving as a mentor and advisor for ABC Metro Washington’s Leadership Development Program and as the
chair of the ABC Metro Washington Chapter in 2010. Facchina has received recognition in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) and has won multiple ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. Read the rest of entry »

Pamela Volm Named ABC 2015 National Chair

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:29 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Pamela Volm, president of Annapolis Contracting Inc. in Annapolis, Md., has been elected to serve as ABC’s 2015 national chair. Volm has previously served on ABC’s executive committee as Mid-Atlantic region vice chair from Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2013 and on ABC’s national board of directors from 2001-2006. She has also served in a leadership role at the chapter level with ABC’s Chesapeake Shores Chapter. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Announces Changes to Executive Committee in 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:22 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Pamela Volm, president of Annapolis Contracting Inc. in Annapolis, Md., has been elected to serve as ABC’s 2015 national chair and David Chapin of Willmar Electric Service in Lincoln, Neb., was elected to serve as ABC’s 2015 chair-elect. In addition, Chuck Goodrich, Gaylor Electric, Inc., Noblesville, Ind., was elected to serve as the new secretary in addition to his role as the Mid-America Region vice chair, and George R. Nash, Jr., Facchina Construction Co., Inc., La Plata, Md., was elected Mid-Atlantic Region vice chair. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Asks President to Withdraw “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

Friday, November 07, 2014 9:06 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), along with 19 other business trade groups, requested that President Obama withdraw the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673) in a letter addressed to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez and Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz. 
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