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Obama Shuts Out Small Businesses From Fiscal Cliff Talks

President Barack Obama will be holding a summit Nov. 16 at the White House with congressional and corporate leaders to discuss the impending year-end tax increases and spending cuts, known as the fiscal cliff. In a Nov. 14 statement, ABC expressed concern over the troubling exclusion of small businesses from the summit.
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ABC Members Receive Top Honors at CURT Awards

ABC Nov. 13 congratulated its member companies that received top honors in the Construction Users Roundtable’s Construction Industry Safety Excellence Awards and the Workforce Development Awards at CURT’s national conference, Nov. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. 
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USACE Issues PLA Survey for Project in Washington

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a survey requesting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of a PLA for the Design/Bid/Build construction of a 1,200-member Army Reserve Center at Fort Lewis, Wash.
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ABC Renews Partnership with National Guard and Reserve

ABC on Nov. 13 renewed its Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency that promotes employer support of employees’ service. 
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New Design, New Features, a New ABC.org

ABC’s website, www.abc.org, has a brand new look and improved design that allows users to navigate with ease through the many services and programs ABC has to offer.
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NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce to Speak at ABC Attorneys Conference

ABC members that attend the 2012 ABC Attorneys Conference will have an opportunity to hear from NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, who will speak on new and upcoming developments at the NLRB. 
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ABC Supports Team Rubicon in Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

ABC showed its support for veterans and Hurricane Sandy survivors Nov. 6 when the Free Enterprise Alliance announced it had sponsored veteran Matt Runyon, El Segundo, Calif., as he joined Team Rubicon’s relief efforts.
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Obama Wins Re-Election; Boehner Remains House Speaker

On Nov. 6, Barack Obama was re-elected as president of the United States, defeating Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney with more than 300 electoral votes and a popular vote of 50 percent to 48 percent. Read the rest of entry »

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Anti-Merit Shop Proposal

By an 63-37 margin, voters in Michigan Nov. 6 overwhelmingly rejected a proposal on the statewide ballot that would have negatively impacted 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 the rest of entry »

BLS Reports Little Change In Safety Numbers For 2011

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report Oct. 25 showing relatively unchanged numbers for on-the-job injuries and illnesses among construction workers in 2011. This marks the third consecutive year these numbers have remained steady. Read the rest of entry »
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