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From the monthly archives: September 2016

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ABC Files Suit Against DOL's Overtime Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and a coalition of business groups today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s costly and burdensome final overtime rule. The legal challenge was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
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ABC Statement Regarding Remarks Made in 54th Senate Race

Statement from Joshua Reap of Associated Builders & Contractors Regarding Remarks Made in 54th Senate Race “What’s become abundantly clear is that Pam Helming’s Albany and downstate handlers, those funding her campaign, have great concerns about her ability to win this election. And instead of promoting her positives they instead choose to tarnish our organization and Floyd Rayburn.The statement made by this mail piece is inaccurate, tasteless and serves as a deflection from a critical issue: the need for skilled workers in construction. The majority leadership in Albany has failed to do enough to promote merit shop construction trades as a viable, well-paying, middle-class career choice for students coming out of high school. Finding no help from Albany, our association joined other national organizations to petition Congress for better resources to help stop unwarranted hiring of illegal immigrants, while at the same time calling for the construction industry to have a higher cap to the number of slots allocated in an already existing temporary worker program. It did not then, nor does it now, call for amnesty.
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