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ABC's "The Aftermath of the Elections" webinar now online

Results of the November 2016 Election caught many by surprise
and created a lot of questions as to what it will mean for the direction of the country,
heading into 2017 and beyond.  Click for the webinar.
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Associated Builders and Contractors Announces Seven-Figure Ad Buy

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it has made a seven-figure ad buy comprised of issue ads and express advocacy in six states. The ad buy will include radio and statewide digital ads in support of pro-free enterprise candidates and issues in Florida, Indiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 32 States Year-Over-Year, ABC Says

September not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 32 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 5.2 percent was 0.3 percent lower than a year ago, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Applauds Court’s Injunction Against ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Empire State Chapter today applauded the Monday night ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, granting a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, commonly referred to as “blacklisting”.  The preliminary injunction prevents the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council from implementing the rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 25. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders & Contractors Announces Full List of Endorsements

Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter today announced their full list of endorsed candidates for State Senate.

ABC’s Empire State Chapter is the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry in New York. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation, ABC exists to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Announces Full List of State Senate Endorsements

Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter today announced their full list of endorsed candidates for State Senate. ABC’s Empire State Chapter is the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry in New York. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation, ABC exists to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

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Webinar: Preparing for the Overtime Final Rule

Representatives from the Wage and Hour Division will cover the basics of the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), highlight resources and guidance available for employers, and answer compliance assistance questions on Monday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. While the session will include the opportunity to submit questions during the presentation’s Q&A segment, participants are also encouraged to submit questions in advance to WHDNOComm@dol.gov. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Files Suit Against ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and its ABC Southeast Texas Chapter announced today that they have filed a lawsuit challenging the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as the “blacklisting” rule, which was released Aug. 25, 2016. The legal challenge was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division, by the Texas office of Littler Mendelson, P.C., ABC National’s general counsel. The firm will represent ABC, the ABC Southeast Texas Chapter and the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) in the lawsuit. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Endorses Claudia Tenney for Congress

Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter today announced that it has endorsed Claudia Tenney’s candidacy for New York’s 22nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Associated Builders and Contractors Applauds Passage of House Bill to Delay Overtime Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives passage of legislation that would delay implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s costly and burdensome final overtime rule. The bill, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094), passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 246-177 on Sept. 28.
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