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NCC Wins 2022 Spirit of ECC Award

ABC’s National Craft Championships won the Spirit of EEC Award during the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association’s Perspectives Conference on Sept. 8 in San Antonio. ABC national chair-elect Milton Graugnard; NCC Chair Bill Lastinger READ MORE
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ABC Requests Feedback On E-Verify Changes

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. READ MORE

ABC Offers Feedback on D.C.'s Health Insurance Exchange Proposal

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states will be required to operate health insurance exchanges – marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can purchase private health insurance – beginning in 2014. Over the last several months, ABC has provided suggestions on how the exchanges can best be implemented. READ MORE

EPA Delays Expansion Of Lead Rule To Commercial 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. READ MORE

ABC Joins Nearly 300 Organizations Urging Congress To Address Fiscal Cliff

A multi-industry letter, signed by 298 U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliates, as well as national associations, has been sent to the members of the United States Congress and the President, urging immediate action to avoid further harm to the American economy. READ MORE

Anti-Merit Shop Proposal Allowed On Michigan Ballots By State Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court Sept. 5 ordered a proposal be placed on the statewide ballot that would negatively impact the merit shop construction workforce by nullifying the ban on government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and preventing Michigan from becoming a right-to-work state, among other changes. READ MORE

ABC Argues In Federal Court Against NLRB Poster Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Sept. 11 from an ABC-led coalition of business groups in opposition to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “employee rights” notice posting rule, which is on hold pending the outcome of the appeal. READ MORE

Comment Period For AIA Practice Documents Feedback Ends Sept. 24

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is accepting feedback on their updated documents for use on construction projects involving digital data or BIM until Sept. 24. READ MORE

Free Webinar For ABC Members On Federal Wage And Hour Laws Sept. 13

ABC on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. is offering a free webinar titled, “Construction Industry Compliance with Federal Wage and Hour Laws: Increasing Pressure on Employers.” READ MORE

Learn How The Health Care Law Impacts ABC Members In Sept. 20 Webinar

ABC on Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. (ET) is hosting a webinar titled, “Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law: What Companies Need to Consider.” READ MORE

Republican Platform Advocates For Increased Training

The Republican Party Platform, adopted Aug. 28 during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., calls for policies that will help get people back to work, including replacing outdated policies and ineffectual training programs. READ MORE
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