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From the monthly archives: June 2013

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ABC Testifies That Davis-Bacon Act Inflates the Cost of Federal Construction

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:39 AM
 In testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) General Counsel and shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C., Maurice Baskin said the Department of Labor’s (DOL) administration of the Davis-Bacon Act has, “hindered economic growth, increased the federal deficit and imposed an enormous paperwork burden on both contractors and the federal government.”
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Economists Say Jobs Are Key to Sustained Recovery in Construction Industry

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:32 AM
Economists from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) gave their perspectives on where the construction economy is headed during a June 17 online news conference. As a whole, the economic climate is improving, but recovery will continue to be slow unless more jobs are created.
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Spokane Contractor James Elmer Receives ABC Life Membership Award

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:41 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that former National Chairman James (Jim) W. Elmer, founder and president of James W. Elmer Construction Co., Spokane, Wash., received a Life Membership award. He was presented this honor June 18 at ABC’s National Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.
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South Carolina Becomes 17th State to Ban Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements on Taxpayer-Funded Projects

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:59 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated a victory after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill (S.438) into law that will prohibit state government entities from requiring contractors to sign a project labor agreement (PLA) or other agreements with labor unions as a condition of performing work on public construction projects.
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