New York State Hero Act Overview

The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors monitors legislation and actively fights to stop bad legislation that will negatively impact our membership. The New York Hero Act was introduced during the first week of the 2021 legislative session and we immediately identified it as another costly and burdensome mandate on employers. Despite [...]

New York State Hero Act Overview2021-05-25T15:56:40-04:00

Federal Infrastructure Update

Recently, the top Republican negotiator in a potential infrastructure deal, U.S. Senator from West Virginia Shelley Moore Capito, signaled positive conversations with the administration on efforts to reach a bipartisan deal that would avoid a partisan, reconciliation package pushed through Congress by Democrats. In an interview, Sen. Capito said the next two weeks will [...]

Federal Infrastructure Update2021-05-24T15:37:44-04:00

New York State Adopts CDC Masking Requirements

New York State Adopts CDC Masking Requirements As of Wednesday, May 19, the New York State Department of Health is adopting the mask requirements released by the CDC If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or [...]

New York State Adopts CDC Masking Requirements2021-05-19T11:35:30-04:00

National Law Review: Employer Considerations in Light of Updated CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

National Law Review: Employer Considerations in Light of Updated CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People Article By: Rebecca L. Baker Amy Karff Halevy Robert S. Nichols Bracewell LLP Bracewell Blog Friday, May 14, 2021 On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) delivered welcome news for vaccinated individuals in [...]

National Law Review: Employer Considerations in Light of Updated CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People2021-05-19T11:27:55-04:00

ABC Responds to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan That Is Rife With ABC-opposed Labor Policies:

On March 31, the Biden administration released a more than $2 trillion infrastructure outline titled the “American Jobs Plan.” While the plan calls for federal spending over the next eight years to improve the nation’s infrastructure, including for transportation, broadband, energy, and drinking water, it also includes funding for schools and child-care facilities, affordable housing, workforce development and manufacturing.

ABC Responds to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan That Is Rife With ABC-opposed Labor Policies:2021-03-31T19:17:55-04:00

Builders: Katko’s Vote Aiding Labor Unions Reduces Workers’ Rights

The point here is this: The PRO Act is not for workers, as Congress claims, Katko made a bad vote, and our membership knows it. As they say, “the devil is in the details” and Congressman, it doesn’t seem like you looked through the fine print.

Builders: Katko’s Vote Aiding Labor Unions Reduces Workers’ Rights2021-03-26T11:13:16-04:00

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Kelly O’Leary

Kelly O'Leary, Apprentice Electrician, C.M. Richey Electrical Contractors, Inc.  Kelly started working in male-dominated industries in 2014 as an automobile mechanic. In doing so, she developed a base knowledge of how electricity works, and after about four-and-a-half years she decided she wanted to shift to a new career path with better opportunities. That is [...]

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Kelly O’Leary2021-03-11T09:54:17-05:00

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark, VP, P&W Electric  Vice President of Operations for P & W Electric, Lisa has more than 25 years of experience with the company and a background in a variety of disciplines within the electrical contracting field. She has worked in areas from project management to administrative services, including payroll, estimating, and human [...]

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Lisa Clark2021-03-10T11:43:26-05:00

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates ABC Board Member Erin Sperry!

Erin Sperry, President,  Sperryco, LLC Erin Sperry is the President and Owner of SperryCo, LLC, a heavy/highway and commercial contractor specializing in geotechnical construction - deep foundations and support of excavation systems. SperryCo pursues projects primarily in the upstate New York region. Erin studied engineering at Clarkson University and had previous experience as an [...]

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates ABC Board Member Erin Sperry!2021-03-09T11:54:42-05:00
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