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House Approves Measure To Avoid Freight Rail Strike, Backs Paid Leave Resolution

ABC joined with more than 400 organizations in a letter calling on Congress to intervene in an ongoing labor standoff that threatens a stoppage of rail service. The letter asks members of Congress, absent a preferred voluntary agreement, to use their authority READ MORE
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From monthly archives: October 2022

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Survey Closes Oct. 31: Treasury and IRS Request Comments on IRA Davis-Bacon and Apprenticeship Requirements

On Oct. 5, 2022, the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued a request for comments regarding implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, notably on Davis-Bacon and apprenticeship requirements. The legislation, opposed by ABC, was signed into law on Aug. 16, 2022, and provides over $369 billion in tax credits for the construction of solar, wind, hydrogen, carbon sequestration, electric vehicle charging stations and other clean energy projects.

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ABC Participates in SBA Roundtable and Expresses Concerns About NLRB’s Joint Employer Proposal

On Oct. 20, ABC participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy virtual roundtable on the National Labor Relations Board joint employer proposed rule. ABC expressed disappointment that the NLRB is once again revising its standard for determining joint-employer status, which will cause great confusion among construction contractors, specifically small business owners.

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DOL Extends Comment Period to December for Independent Contractor Proposal

On Oct. 25, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced it is extending the comment deadline on the ABC-opposed independent contractor proposed rule from Nov. 28 to Dec. 13 in order to allow sufficient time for parties to file initial comments.

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ABC, Lawmakers and Industry Groups Call on President Biden to Withdraw His Inflationary PLA Mandate Policies

Associated Builders and Contractors has submitted more than 40 pages of comments to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council calling on the Biden administration to withdraw a controversial proposed rule that would require anti-competitive and inflationary project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more.

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ABC Submits Comments Opposing Revision to LM-10 Employer Report Form

On Oct. 13, ABC submitted a comment letter the U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Management and Labor Standards regarding its proposed revisions to the LM-10 Employer Report form. Employers must file this form with the OLMS to disclose certain payments, expenditures, agreements and arrangements, including the hiring of outside labor relations consultants to help inform their employees regarding union organizing or collective bargaining, known as “persuader activities.”

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ABC Urges White House to Address Shortage of Transformers and Other Electrical Components

On Oct. 17, ABC joined Associated General Contractors of America, the Independent Electrical Contractors and the National Association of Home Builders in sending a letter to President Biden to express serious concerns about severe shortages in the supply of transformers and other electrical components.

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NLRB Extends Comment Period to December for Joint Employer Proposal

In a press release issued on Oct. 14, the National Labor Relations Board announced it is extending the comment deadline on the joint employer proposed rule from Nov. 7 to Dec. 7 in order to allow sufficient time for parties to file initial comments.

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FEA Spends Over $1 Million in 12 States Before November Elections

The Free Enterprise Alliance, ABC’s issue advocacy arm, has already spent upward of a million dollars in 12 states to educate elected officials and the public about the importance of fair and open competition, with plans to more than double that amount ahead of November midterm elections. The advocacy campaigns, which include digital ads on multiple platforms, mailers and text messages, focus on key legislative issues: the ABC-opposed Inflation Reduction Act and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.

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ABC Members Among BD+C’s Top Contractors in Health Care, Multifamily Construction

ABC members are in the top rankings of the nation’s largest health care and apartment/condominium contractors for 2022, according to Building Design + Construction’s 2022 Giants 400 Report.

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Construction Coalition Opposes Biden’s Pro-PLA Proposal

An ABC-led coalition of almost 20 organizations and associations representing thousands of companies employing millions of workers in the construction industry submitted a comment letter in opposition to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s Aug. 19 proposed rule implementing President Biden’s Feb. 4 Executive Order 14063.

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