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ABC Names Cajun Industries 2012 Contractor Of The Year

Monday, February 25, 2013 11:38 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Cajun Industries, LLC, Baton Rouge, La., its 2012 Contractor of the Year. Cajun Industries Founder and Chairman, Lane Grigsby, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 23rd annual Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Award program held Feb. 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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President Obama 'Plays Politics' With Re-Nomination Of NLRB Appointees

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:12 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB):
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ABC Encouraged By President Obama's Commitment To Immigration Reform; Disappointed By Lack Of Guest Worker Plan

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:25 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“We welcome President Obama’s call for comprehensive immigration reform,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “Legal immigrants play a vital role in our construction workforce. Unfortunately, current immigration laws disproportionately affect construction companies due to their fluctuating work needs.
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ABC Unveils New, Advanced Political Advocacy App

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:18 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today unveiled its new political advocacy action software application (app), ABC Action, which allows users to send letters directly to the offices of federal officials in Washington, D.C. on a mobile device.
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Legislation Would Restore Fair and Open Competition on Federal Construction Projects

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:17 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 436/S. 109), a measure introduced by Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) that would ensure fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects.
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ABC-Led Coalition Wins Court Challenge To President Obama's Recess Appointments

Friday, January 25, 2013 12:58 PM
The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace today won a challenge to President Obama’s Jan. 4, 2012, recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the president violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies with Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin.
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Michigan Workers Have Reason To Celebrate New ‘Right To Work' Law

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:49 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for signing a new Right to Work law that will protect all workers in the state from being forced to pay union dues as a requirement of employment. Michigan is the 24th state in the nation to enact a Right to Work law, and similar legislation has been introduced in 12 other states.
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ABC Predicts Moderate Construction Recovery Will Continue In 2013

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:44 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its 2013 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry, and it shows the continuation of a modest recovery for nonresidential construction next year.
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President Obama Shuts Out Small Businesses From Fiscal Cliff Talks

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:27 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released the following statement regarding the White House fiscal cliff summit with corporate leaders.
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ABC Criticizes President For NLRB Recess Appointments

Sunday, November 4, 2012 11:16 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today criticized President Obama for undermining the U.S. Senate’s advice and consent role by recess-appointing Democrats Sharon Block, deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Labor; Richard Griffin, general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); and Republican Terence Flynn, chief counsel to NLRB member Brian Hayes. 
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