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98% of ABC Contractors Say Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Labor Mandates Limit Competition on Clean Energy Construction

According to an October 2023 survey of ABC contractor members published today, 98% of respondents stated that controversial prevailing wage and government-registered apprenticeship policies imposed by the Inflation Reduction Act will make them less likely to bid on clean energy projects. The survey gauged ABC members’ responses to a proposed…

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Treasury’s Rule Implementing IRA Clean Energy Construction Tax Credits Needs Improvement

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Internal Revenue Service today released a proposed rule and FAQs on provisions of the ABC-opposed Inflation Reduction Act, which will affect the developers, contractors and workers that are building clean energy projects eligible for more than $270 billion in federal tax credits. The Treasury’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Increased Credit…

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Opinion: Boys Behaving Badly — How A Feeling Of Superiority Leads To Toxicity In The NJ Construction Industry

I was disappointed to read an opinion column written by Frank Mahoney, Communication Director for the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, spreading mistruths about the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Jersey (ABC-NJ) and the awards we bestow on legislators for representing the NJ construction industry.  Unfortunately, this…

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Inflation Reduction Act Tax Policies Undermine Taxpayer Investments in Clean Energy Construction Projects

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7—Associated Builders and Contractors has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service regarding implementation of tax credits for clean energy construction projects funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, contingent upon new controversial prevailing wage, apprenticeship and domestic content requirements. “The IRA’s unprecedented…

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Employee Retention Seminar and Panel Discussion

Join ABC-NJ for a conversation on Employee Retention Strategies. Director of Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Michael Wright will outline a blueprint to hire and retain quality employees through Career Path Development and discuss the role that apprenticeship might play in your employee retention strategy. This will be followed by a…

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