Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:34 PM By Rebecca Gale
On April 1, the National Labor Relations Board published its final rule on Representation – Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority Support in Construction-Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships, which makes three amendments to its rules and regulations governing the filing and processing of petitions for an NLRB-conducted representation election and proof of majority support in construction-industry collective-bargaining relationships. The final rule will go into effect on June 1.
Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:26 PM By Rebecca Gale
During these unprecedented times, many businesses are assisting ABC members and chapters by providing them online tools for their services.
Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:06 PM By Rebecca Gale
In response to the president’s national emergency declaration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a three-month waiver to prevent the possible shortage of commercial motor vehicle drivers and continue to allow intrastate and interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learners permit (CLP) holders to transport critical goods and supplies to businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19.
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:08 PM By Rebecca Gale
On March 24, ABC, as a member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition Steering Committee, wrote to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding recordkeeping and respirator enforcement during the COVID-19 outbreak. CISC is comprised of a number of trade associations that represent every aspect of the construction industry.
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:03 PM By Rebecca Gale
With a shortage of N-95 face masks used by health care and first responders, the White House has called for donations to local hospitals from construction contractors and other industries that have supplies on hand.
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:01 PM By Rebecca Gale
ABC and its chapters are reaching out to state and local lawmakers and asking them to treat construction activities conducted in a safe and responsible manner as essential services in order to permit critical infrastructure services to continue as states and localities draft stay-at-home orders and other policies allowing only movement of workers involved in essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:44 PM By Rebecca Gale
Many employers are now asking whether they must record cases of COVID-19 on their Occupational Safety and Health Administration 300 Logs or report the cases to OSHA.
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:35 PM By Rebecca Gale
On March 16, ABC submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget on its Request for Information on Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication.
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:02 PM By Rebecca Gale
ABC issued a key vote to the Senate on an amendment submitted by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.). The amendment would have replaced the mandated paid leave requirements of the House-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act that affect employers with fewer than 500 employees with unemployment insurance capped at $1000 per week.