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ABC Files Lawsuit Against President Biden’s Anti-Competitive Project Labor Agreement Rule for Federal Construction Projects

Associated Builders and Contractors and its Florida First Coast chapter filed suit today in federal court to stop the Biden administration’s unlawful scheme to mandate project labor agreements on construction contracts procured by federal agencies. ABC’s complaint asserts that President Joe Biden lacks the legal and constitutional authority to impose a new…

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

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 and misguided provisions of the proposal that will unnecessarily increase costs and…

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ABC Celebrates Award-Winning Construction Projects, National Contractor of the Year and Safety and Diversity Excellence in the Industry

Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the Excellence in Construction,® Safety Excellence and Inclusion, Diversity and Merit Excellence award winners and the Contractor of the Year. The winners were announced and honored at the 34th annual EIC Awards Gala during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida, on March 14. ABC Unveils 91 Best Construction Projects…

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ABC Announces Its 2024 Craft Instructor, Craft Professional and Young Professional of the Year

Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the honorees of its 2024 national Construction Workforce Awards, which includes Craft Instructor of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year. These individuals play critical roles in shaping the future of the construction industry by highlighting construction as…

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ABC Calls Out Anti-Competitive Policies and Rhetoric in President Biden’s Address to the Nation

Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Michael Bellaman tonight responded to President Joe Biden’s 2024 State of the Union address with the following statement: “President Biden continues to push exclusionary and inflationary agendas and actions that discourage the overwhelming majority of construction workers who do not belong to a…

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Biden’s Proposed Apprenticeship Rule Will Strongly Discourage Construction Apprenticeship Program Participation

According to the results of a new survey of ABC contractor members and chapters published today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s controversial, 180,000-plus word proposed rule overhauling regulations related to government-registered apprenticeship programs—or GRAPs—will discourage apprentices, contractors and ABC chapter apprenticeship program providers from participating in the government-registered apprenticeship system. “Initial feedback on controversial changes to…

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