Politics and Policy
The ABC Inland Pacific Chapter and the State of Idaho May 6 made oral arguments in an appeal of a December 2011 ruling that struck down two statutes of importance to merit shop contractors.
ABC May 14 responded to the Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up of a section of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) by supporting an amendment that would allow all industries, including construction, equal access to temporary worker visas.
The U.S. House of Representatives May 8 voted 223-204 to pass the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R.1406), which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.
OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have re-launched their construction falls prevention campaign to raise awareness of fall hazards and provide information that employers and workers can use to prevent injury and death
ABC May 9 joined 87 other organizations and businesses in supporting the Auto Enroll Repeal Act of 2013 (H.R. 1254) that would repeal a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring employers of 200 or more full-time employees to automatically enroll employees in a health plan should coverage not be chosen by the employee.
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) May 9 launched a new website, taxreform.gov, and a Twitter feed,@simplertaxes, to gather feedback from the public on tax reform.
ABC’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, held April 30-May 3 in Birmingham Ala., drew nearly 1,000 attendees to its various Academies, competitions, career fairs and awards programs.
GoDaddy.com is hosting a free webinar for ABC members that will help attendees turn their website into a lead generation machine. Register now for, “10 Things Every Website Must Have to Drive Sales,” May 22 at 2 p.m. (ET).
ABC Sept. 2 filed comments with the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards voicing strong opposition to a regulation proposed for the implementation of Executive Order 13496 that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights to join or not join a union.
The Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards Aug. 3 published a proposed rule for the implementation of Executive Order 13496 that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to post a notice aimed at informing employees of their rights to join or not join a union.