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ABC Calls for Inclusive Infrastructure Policies During United for Infrastructure Week

ABC Calls for Inclusive Infrastructure Policies During United for Infrastructure Week Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement supporting United for Infrastructure’s 12th annual Infrastructure Week, May 13-17. “The importance of quality, safe, dependable infrastructure cannot be understated, and we must build public works projects to deliver the most value for the taxpayer and our…

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National Safety Week 2024

National Safety Week 2024 Every day, ABC members prioritize safety on job sites. We understand that safety requires innovation, skill, talent, and a proven strategy to create industry-leading programs. Top-performing ABC members actively build health and safety into their culture, fueling the power and purpose in their people to deliver for their clients. Since it’s National…

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Poughkeepsie’s Housing Fiasco

Poughkeepsie’s Housing Fiasco A recent study in Poughkeepsie confirmed that they are experiencing the same thing happening across New York State: a significant housing crisis. With a vacancy rate of under 4%, it’s correct to call this situation a housing emergency; a healthy city has a vacancy rate of around 10%, and anything less than 4%…

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DOL’s Overtime Salary Level Threshold Increase Will Harm Small Businesses, Says ABC

DOL’s Overtime Salary Level Threshold Increase Will Harm Small Businesses, Says ABC Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement opposing the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule that will change overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule increases the minimum annual salary level threshold for exemption in two phases:…

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ABC Members One-Stop Guide to the FY-25 State Budget

ABC Members One-Stop Guide to the FY-25 State Budget 19 days late… New York State finally has a budget deal in place. Lawmakers passed a whopping $237 billion budget early Saturday evening. This budget is $8 billion more than last year’s $229 billion budget. Most notably, the Governor made a deal on housing, which was…

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Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in March, Contractor Confidence Improves

Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in March, Contractor Confidence Improves Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to 8.2 months in March from 8.1 months in February, according to an ABC member survey conducted March 20 to April 3. The reading is down 0.5 months from March 2023. View ABC’s Construction Backlog…

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Construction Materials Prices Increase 0.4% in March

Construction Materials Prices Increase 0.4% in March WASHINGTON, April 11—Construction input prices increased 0.4% in March compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 0.4% for the month. Both overall and…

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ABC Corrects the Record on PLAs

ABC Corrects the Record on PLAs In a recently published opinion article, “Project Labor Agreements Bring Accountability to Large Scale SUNY Projects”, by Bill Banfield, he makes blatantly incorrect promises about Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). The entire article is based on a false premise. ABC can’t stand by and allow these false narratives to prevail.…

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Prevailing Wages on Off-site Prefab Will Cost NY Thousands of Jobs

Prevailing Wages on Off-site Prefab Will Cost NY Thousands of Jobs ABC opposes the New York State Legislature’s proposed legislation to mandate prevailing wage mandates on construction work performed at an offsite custom fabrication facility. If passed, this law will drive the custom fabrication industry out of the state and eliminate union and nonunion jobs,…

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ABC Urges Biden Administration To Withdraw Its Illegal, Ineffective and Costly Apprenticeship Proposed Rule

ABC Urges Biden Administration To Withdraw Its Illegal, Ineffective and Costly Apprenticeship Proposed Rule WASHINGTON, — Associated Builders and Contractors submitted comments on March 18 on the U.S. Department of Labor’s controversial proposed rule overhauling regulations related to government-registered apprenticeship programs, or GRAPs. In more than 40 pages of comments, ABC urged the DOL to withdraw the illegal…

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