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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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Bad News: Construction Input Prices Increase 1.4% in February, Says ABC

Bad News: Construction Input Prices Increase 1.4% in February, Says ABC WASHINGTON, March 14—Construction input prices increased 1.4% in February 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 increased 1.3% for the month.…

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2024 Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million

2024 Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million WASHINGTON, Jan. 31—The construction industry will need to attract an estimated 501,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2024 to meet the demand for labor, according to a proprietary model developed by Associated Builders and Contractors. In 2025, the industry will need…

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ABC: A Record 89.3% of the U.S. Construction Industry Is Not Part of a Union

ABC: A Record 89.3% of the U.S. Construction Industry Is Not Part of a Union WASHINGTON, Jan. 23—According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2023 Union Members Summary released today, a historic low of 10.7% of the construction industry belongs to a union, a decline from 11.7% in 2022.…

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Higher in December, Contractor Confidence Improves

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Higher in December, Contractor Confidence Improves WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to 8.6 months in December from 8.5 months in November, according to an ABC member survey conducted Dec. 20 to Jan. 4. The reading is down 0.6 months from December…

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Construction Job Openings in November Rise to Highest Level Since 2022, Says ABC

Construction Job Openings in November Rise to Highest Level Since 2022, Says ABC WASHINGTON, Jan. 3—The construction industry had 459,000 job openings on the last day of November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. JOLTS defines a job…

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39 States Have Lower Construction Unemployment Rates than New York In December 2022

39 States Have Lower Construction Unemployment Rates than New York In December 2022 For Immediate Release PERMALINK Contact: Tanner Schmidt, ABC Empire State Chapter | (585) 730-1814 | tschmidt@abcnys.org 39 States Had Lower Construction Unemployment Rates than New York In December 2022 New York, Feb. 7—The not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate in New…

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ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule

ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule In a comment letter filed on May 17, Associated Builders and Contractors urged President Biden’s U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw an inflationary and flawed proposed rule revising Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts regulations that apply to federal and federally assisted construction projects funded by taxpayers. “The DOL’s proposed rule does…

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ABC Hails Court Decision Blocking Biden Administration’s Independent Contractor Do-Over

ABC Hails Court Decision Blocking Biden Administration’s Independent Contractor Do-Over WASHINGTON, March 15—The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas today dealt a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to delay and rescind the Trump administration’s 2021 independent contractor final rule in a decision applauded by Associated Builders and Contractors, which had sued…

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Pro Act Update

The Biden administration released an executive order last Friday on promoting competition in the American economy that continues the president’s efforts to push for passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

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