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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Sept. 11 announced it was opening a 60-day comment period to gather feedback on changes made to the E-Verify program. ABC is encouraging members to respond and is offering a template to help with the process.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will hold its annual Summit of the Americas conference in Miami, Fla. Oct. 18-19. ABC members can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by entering the word “partner” when registering. Early-bird registration ends Sept., 21.
The 2012 ABC Attorneys Conference is a must-attend event for attorneys counseling merit shop contractors. The content-rich program covers the latest developments and insights impacting labor law and open competition in the construction industry.
The ABC National Executive Committee on Sept. 10 voted to absorb the Merit Elevator Contractors Association of America (MECAA) and allow them to operate as an ABC National standing committee.
Members can demonstrate their commitment to ABC’s long-standing reputation for construction excellence and safety by branding their jobsites and company mailings with “ABC Member” logo stickers.
ABC member Markwayne Mullin, owner of Mullin Plumbing, Inc., Broken Arrow, Okla., and a member of ABC’s Oklahoma Chapter, on Aug. 28 won a runoff race that allows him to compete for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Capping off ABC’s celebration of craft training for the 75th anniversary of the passage of the National Apprenticeship Act, ABC is reminding its members that in November 2011, ABC updated its National Model Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards to allow distance learning; competency- and technology-based language; a hybrid and interim credential carpentry program; and reduce payment of benefits as part of the wage and fringe benefits ratios.
With a new mobile app, the Illinois chapter of ABC has made access to their member directory, map of builders and event information available at the touch of a button.
Registration is now open for ABC’s 2012 Attorneys Conference taking place Dec. 5-7 at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C.
House Speaker John Boehner Oct. 11 announced that ABC member and Oklahoma small businessman Markwayne Mullin will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, Oct. 13.
ABC is transforming its EdCon & Expo into the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, which will be held April 30-May 3, 2013, at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center.
ABC July 6 responded to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that could eventually expand the agency’s Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program to include commercial and public buildings.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 13 delayed for nearly three years a proposal to expand its Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) to include commercial buildings.