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President Biden Unveils Sweeping Six-Part Action Plan to Combat COVID-19

September 15, 2021

On Sept. 9, President Biden unveiled a six-pronged national strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19, which will impact large private employers and federal contractors.

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NCCER To Alter Certification Terminology In 2013

NCCER on Aug. 23 announced that it is modifying its certification terminology to clarify that a certified craft professional has successfully completed both the written and performance aspects of the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program. READ MORE

Recruit And Train New Craft Professionals Through Build Your Future

Join ABC for a webinar with Diane Greene, executive director of Build Your Future, on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. (ET) to prepare for Careers in Construction Week, which will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The webinar will discusses how to find events in your area, resources for planning your own event and how to use the Build Your Future website.
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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

Engage In The Elections With ABC's Battleground State Webinars

ABC members must continue to remain engaged and active in the political process as the election season approaches. This is especially true in the battleground regions that are crucial to local and national efforts.
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ABC Institute Helps Attendees Become Better Leaders

ABC members and chapters that attend the Institute for Leadership and Professional Development will learn world-class leadership skills that can be used throughout any organization. This year’s Institute will be held Nov. 13-15 in Austin, Texas. Register now at www.abc.org/institute. READ MORE

Suspected Arsonist Destroys ABC Indiana Chapter's Trailer

A semitrailer owned by the ABC Indiana Chapter and ABC member Gaylor, Inc. was destroyed by fire Sept. 11, and arson is suspected. READ MORE

Free Webinar On Managing Growth Sept. 19

ABC is offering members a free webinar on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. (ET) titled, “Managing Growth – Why Some Contractors Succeed and Others Fail.” READ MORE
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