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Biden Administration’s Davis-Bacon ‘Reforms’ Are More Pork for Labor Unions

May 17, 2022

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act delivers $550 billion of funding to improve our nation’s infrastructure, and the construction industry stands ready to deliver on the law’s promised revitalization of America’s roads, schools, bridges, utilities, and transportation systems.

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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

Construction Super Conference Available To ABC Members At Discounted Rate

The annual three-day Construction Super Conference will be held Dec. 12-14 in San Francisco and will feature educational sessions and keynote speeches focused on issues and strategies relevant to the construction industry. ABC members can register at a reduced rate by entering the code FD82X7B on the event website. 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

NCPPP Hosts 2nd Annual Federal Government Energy Workshop

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) is hosting its second federal government energy workshop Sept. 19-20 in Arlington, Va. 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National Convention in Tampa, Fla., calls for policies that will help get people back to work, including replacing outdated policies and ineffectual training programs.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

Temporary Guidance Issued On Provisions In Health Care Law

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Democrats Come Out Against Workers' Rights

The 2012 Democratic Party Platform, which was formally adopted by convention delegates on Sept. 4 in Charlotte, N.C., launches a direct attack against workers’ rights. Language in the platform states: “We will fight for labor laws that provide a fair process for workers to choose union representation.” However, the next sentence states: “We will continue to vigorously oppose ‘Right-to-Work’ and ‘paycheck protection’ efforts, and so-called ‘Save our Secret Ballot’ measures whenever they are proposed.” READ MORE

GOP Demands an End to Project Labor Agreements

Delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, formally adopted the party’s national platform. Contained in the 54-page document is language that “demands an end to project labor agreements.” In addition, the platform calls for the repeal of the Davis-Bacon Act, “which costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually in artificially high wages on government projects.”
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