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5th Circuit Court of Appeals Hears ABC Challenge to NLRB’s “Ambush” Election Final Rule

ABC’s General Counsel, Maury Baskin of Littler Mendelson, Washington, D.C., argued against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “ambush” election final rule on March 3. Baskin argued against the rule, also known as Representation-Case Procedures, in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, New Orleans, La. on behalf of ABC of Texas, the Central Texas Chapter of ABC and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). A ruling in the case is expected in the late spring or early summer.   Read the rest of entry »

ABC Issues Statement on Erie County "State of the County"

During his State of the County address last evening, County Executive Poloncarz mentioned several times that everyone in the community should benefit from the gains made in the region over the past few years.  It's highly ironic he took this position when many of his construction related policies discriminate against local contractors.
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ABC Urges House Appropriators to Roll Back Job-Killing Regulations

On Feb. 17, ABC sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairman Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) expressing concern over several regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
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DOL Releases Guidance Defining Joint Employment

On Jan. 20, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil released a detailed Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) and related guidance on the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA).  The new DOL guidance comes on the heels of recent, controversial expansion of the joint employer definition by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read the rest of entry »

Prevailing Wage’s Impact on Affordable Housing

The New York Independent Budget Office (IBO) has released a revised report on the impact prevailing wage requirements would have on affordable housing projects built with the 421a property tax break. Read the rest of entry »

Builders Group Urges Cuomo Not to Repeat Mistakes With Solar City Building In Dunkirk

Associated Builders & Contractors President Brian Sampson today issued a statement urging Governor Cuomo not to repeat the same mistakes that were made with the state-funded construction on Solar City on the building of the pharmaceutical facility in Dunkirk.
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ABC Praises State AGs’ Opposition to Flawed Persuader Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in support of a letter sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Howard Shelanski by 13 state attorneys general opposing the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed Persuader Advice Exemption Rule (“persuader rule”). Read the rest of entry »

ABC Lauds Bill to Increase Competition on Federal Construction Contracts

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s favorable reporting of
the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671) out of committee. The bill, introduced by Rep. Mulvaney (R-S.C.), will increasefair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects by preventing federal agencies from requiring contractors to sign project labor agreements (PLA) as a condition of winning federal or federally assisted construction contracts.
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Carly Fiorina Addresses ABC Member Concerns in TeleForum

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina addressed and responded to questions from members of a coalition of major nationwide business groups in a TeleForum today. Fiorina answered questions from members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors, Business-Industry Political Action Committee, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business and National Retail Federation. Read the rest of entry »

Proposed Budget Highlights

Legislative Update

The Good
$100 Billion Dollar Investment in Infrastructure
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