Politics & Policy
ABC’s September Regulatory Roundup—Learn About the Latest Developments Affecting the Construction Industry
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NLRB Revives Controversial 2014 ‘Ambush’ Election Rule; ABC Opposes Again
Build Health and Safety Engagement Through Leadership Commitment and Metrics Tied to Leading Indicators
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President Biden Announces Heat Safety Actions, Including DOL Hazard Alert
Nearly 350 ABC Leaders Gather in Washington for Annual Legislative Conference
ABC Members Rank Among ENR’s Top 400 Contractors
Trades Day: Industry Outreach Opportunity With Meaning
Ed Capodanno Honored by Delaware State Legislature
Election Update: ABC Staff and Members Elected in 2022
California Targets Workplace Cannabis Testing
ABC's Construction Executive Magazine Wins Silver in Publishing Competition
ABC-Supported Legislation To Overturn the Northern Long-Eared Bat’s Endangered Species Listing Heads to President Biden’s Desk
ABC Advocates for Solutions to Workforce Shortage at U.S. House Committee Roundtable
Smucker Introduces the ABC-Supported Main Street Tax Certainty Act
Take the Survey: ABC Needs Your Input on President Biden’s IRA Mandates by Oct. 2
Biden Administration’s Inflationary PLA Mandate Policy Nears Release
Register Now for ABC’s Construction Inclusion Week Webinar Series
DOL High Road Workforce Development Program Map Snubs Nonunion Programs
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On June 13, the Biden administration released its Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda lists upcoming rulemakings and other regulatory actions from each agency that the administration expects to publish in 2023. ABC has prepared a summary of the actions of interest to ABC members by agency.
On June 23, Rep. Rick W. Allen, R-Ga., a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, reintroduced H.R. 4320, the Truth in Employment Act, in the 118th Congress to shield employers from deceptive union harassment.
At a June 22 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor informed the committee that the Army Corps would be pausing all Clean Water Act jurisdictional determinations until a rulemaking revising the definition of “waters of the United States” is complete.
On June 13, ABC authored a letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee for its markup of H.R. 3938, the Build It in America Act. ABC supports this legislation, which would extend key provisions of the ABC-supported Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and provide additional certainty to the construction industry, including the deduction for research and development and the extension of th
ABC, as part of the Jobs and Careers Coalition, is working with staff of the House Education and Labor Committee as they draft legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. ABC encourages members to fill out the WIOA survey today to provide important feedback on this critical workforce bill.
On June 21, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a markup of ABC-opposed legislation, including the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, Paycheck Fairness Act and Healthy Families Act. Ahead of the hearing, ABC sent a letter to the committee highlighting concerns with the bills marked up in committee and urging members of the committee to oppose the partisan proposals being considered. ABC also joined with the Coalition for a Democratic Wo
ABC members and chapters headed to Washington, D.C., for ABC's 2023 Legislative Week, June 13-14, meeting with leaders on Capitol Hill to advocate for fair and open competition and fighting against project labor agreement mandates and burdensome regulations. Highlights of the fly-in included keynotes from Sen. Katie Boyd Britt, R-Ala., Rep. John James, R-Mich., and Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter.
Matt Abeles, ABC vice president of construction technology and innovation, sits down with Autodesk University host Eric Thomas to talk about the ABC Tech Alliance and how it is revolutionizing the construction industry, making everyone safer along the way.
Of the nation's top ten construction companies, eight are ABC members, according to Engineering News-Record's recently published annual list of the Top 400 Contractors. These successful contractors were ranked based on 2022 revenue.
By actively engaging in the CBI survey, you not only contribute to a comprehensive and reliable industry metric but also gain valuable insights that can guide your business decisions and enhance your competitiveness. Join us in shaping the future of the construction industry by providing your input today.
On May 31, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service released additional guidance and proposed rules on the Inflation Reduction Act’s advanced energy project and Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program tax credits.
On May 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency case, narrowing the scope of “waters of the United States” that may be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Thinking about applying for your Accredited Quality Contractor credential to obtain national recognition for your commitment to corporate responsibility? Check out the series of short videos for tips and best practices for completing the AQC application.
On June 5, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published its latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List for construction contractors. The CSAL lists 250 federal and federally assisted contractors and subcontractors that have been selected for a compliance evaluation.
Safety training equips supervisors to lead and manage projects, people, processes and policies. This training is enhanced through frequent, regularly scheduled safety meetings involving supervisory staff and the company safety director. These intentional, agenda-driven meetings go beyond training and education, helping to develop relationships as challenges and successes are shared.
ABC has created a new interactive map to help connect developers, contractors, future apprentices and other stakeholders with more than 300 government-registered apprenticeship programs in over 20 different trades offered by ABC chapters.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 1 that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters can be sued, after a lawsuit alleged that a 2017 drivers’ strike in Washington state damaged a concrete supplier’s product.