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DOL Establishes Hotline and Issues FAQs Related to Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

On Sept. 28,  the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a press release stating it launched a hotline and email address to receive and investigate complaints under existing Executive Order 11246 as well as Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, issued on Sept. 22 by President Trump.

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ABC Recognizes Chapters With Association Excellence Awards

ABC has announced the winners of the 2019 Association Excellence Awards, which annually recognizes chapter achievements in membership growth and retention, STEP participation and more. The CEO Award, which recognizes top performance in progress towards strategic goals and balanced scorecard metrics, went to the ABC Pelican Chapter.

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Register Today for the Latest ABC Election Briefing on the Mountain West and Pacific Regions

On Thursday, Oct. 8, ABC will continue its Election Briefing Series with an exclusive update for the Mountain West and Pacific regions.  It will be followed by a national update from and the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Thursday, Oct. 22.

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OSHA Issues New FAQs on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements Related to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued new frequently asked questions and answers regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus. The FAQs help employers apply the agency’s existing injury and illness recording and reporting requirements to COVID-19.

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The Bottom Line With ABC National's Chief Economist Anirban Basu - Oct. 6, 2020

ABC’s Chief Economist Anirban Basu reports on construction employment, which added 26,000 jobs on net in September, according to an ABC analysis of data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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OSHA Begins Enforcement of Revised Beryllium Standard in Construction and Shipyard Sectors

Effective Sept. 30, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcement of the ancillary requirements of its standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in the construction and shipyard sectors.

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ABC Supports Voter List Information Revision in NLRB Election Proposal

On Sept. 28, ABC submitted comments to the National Labor Relations Board on its proposed rule amending the agency’s representation election regulations under the National Labor Relations Act. Additionally, the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace submitted comments in support of the NLRB’s proposal, officially titled Representation-Case Procedures: Voter List Contact Information; Absentee Ballots for Employees on Military Leave.

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Senate Confirms Two Republican, One Democratic EEOC Members

On Sept. 22 and 23, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Andrea Lucas (R), Jocelyn Samuels (D) and Keith Sonderling (R) to serve as commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Community Workforce Agreement Passed in New Mexico’s Largest County; ABC Advocates Repeal

On Sept. 22, Bernalillo County’s board of commissioners passed an ordinance requiring a community workforce agreement, also known as a project labor agreement, on all construction projects performed for the county that are valued at more than $7 million. The threshold was originally set at $5 million, but was raised to $7 million after a 30-day comment period following the introduction of the ordinance in August.

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House Republicans Introduce the BUILDER Act to Modernize NEPA

On Sept. 22, U.S. Rep. Garrett Graves (R-La.) introduced H.R. 8333, the Building U.S. Infrastructure Through Limited Delays & Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act. The legislation would codify much of the Council on Environmental Quality’s National Environmental Policy Act rulemaking, which ABC supports.

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