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Federal Department of Labor Releases Final Persuader Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-anticipated final rule that will drastically redefine “persuader” activity under Section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). The final rule is scheduled to take effect on April 25, 2016 and applies to arrangements, agreements, and payments made on or after July 1, 2016. The final persuader rule is likely to be challenged in Congress and the courts.

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Enroll in FedEx Advantage by Sept. 30, and receive a $10 iTunes gift card. Gift cards will be mailed directly to the name on the account.

As an ABC member, you’re entitled to savings of up to 29% on select FedEx® services. ABC is committed to providing value to our members. That’s why we are working with the world’s premier delivery service to bring you the flexibility and reliability of FedEx services at special discounts. We are able to offer members FedEx shipping discounts on select services:

  • 29% off FedEx Priority Overnight® and FedEx Standard Overnight® for envelopes
  • 24% off FedEx Priority Overnight® and FedEx Standard Overnight® for paks and packages
  • Up to 20% off FedEx Ground® and up to 25% off FedEx International Priority®

Don’t miss this great opportunity. It’s easy to sign up or convert your existing FedEx account. Enroll here and enjoy a $10 iTunes gift card.

ABC Is a Proud Partner in Safety Week 2016
Looking for ways to show your commitment to preventing injuries on job sites and promote safety in construction? Join other industry leaders and participate in Safety Week 2016, May 2-6! 

Download the Idea Book for events and activities to hold throughout the week, from commitment pledges and project visits to events and activities that can help you promote safety in your community:
  • Invite OSHA on site to discuss injury statistics and other industry items.
  • Host a Safety Roadshow and invite vendors to showcase new tools and safety equipment.
  • Hold safety training sessions (fall protection, ladder safety, etc.)
Check out the tools and resources available to participants, including a social media toolkit, banner ads and more, and plan your safety week activities today.


New Philadelphia OSHA Requirements
For those who may be unaware by April 1, 2016 All licensed contractors will need to ensure that:
  • All workers performing construction activities, for which permits have been issued, are required to complete OSHA 10 safety training.
  • All contractors licensed under Section 9-1004 of the Philadelphia Code must employ at least 1 Supervisory person who has completed OSHA 30 safety training within the last 5 years
  • Click here for New Safety Training Requirements

ABC NEWSLINE

Jul 27, 2016
On July 22, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have significantly changed the prevailing wage calculation process by tying wage rates to union collective bargaining agreements. In vetoing the bill, Gov. Rauner said Senate Bill 2964 would effectively discount the wage rates of those who have chosen not to join a union and who make up a majority of the construction workforce.    READ MORE HERE
Jul 26, 2016
ABC has added Iowa Chapter member Jeremy Price of Price Electric Inc. to the Beam Club presidential level. The Beam Club was established in 1966 to recognize ABC’s top membership recruiters for their commitment to growing the association. By recruiting five new members, ABC members are automatically enrolled in the Beam Club by their chapter. Members receive one point for each new member recruited. Beam Club activity is ongoing from year to year, with members’ point totals continually accruing and advancing them to the next Beam Club award level.

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Jul 26, 2016
Intent to compete forms for the 2017 National Craft Championships are now available for ABC members and chapters who think their apprentices and craft trainees have what it takes to win the title of ABC National Craft Champion. The competition will take place Feb. 28 – March 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in conjunction with ABC’s Workforce Conference. Intent to compete forms are due Dec. 1, 2016.    READ MORE HERE
Jul 26, 2016
The Weitz Company of Minneapolis, Minn., a member of ABC’s Minnesota/North Dakota chapter, has been awarded Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) status by ABC. The AQC program recognizes and honors construction firms that document their commitment to excellence in five key areas of corporate responsibility: quality, safety, employee benefits, training and community relations. A company that meets the criteria set forth in the program, and has earned Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold, Platinum or Diamond status, is formally designated an “Accredited Quality Contractor.”      

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Jul 26, 2016
Due to a provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, all agencies with civil monetary penalties covered by the statute have the authority to raise penalties annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Some agencies affected by this increase include DOL, EPA and OSHA. The provision also allows OSHA to have a one-time “catch-up adjustment” in 2016 since the fines have not increased since 1990.
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