ABC Cheers Supreme Court OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Ruling

On Jan. 13, ABC applauded the U.S. Supreme Court for reinstating the stay on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applies to employers with 100 or more employees. On behalf of the construction industry, ABC filed one of the emergency appeals to the Supreme Court leading to […]

How contractors employ tech solutions to help mitigate pricing woes

By Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Originally posted on Firms like Boldt and DPR have embraced using data and BIM for detailed cost breakdowns on project bids. When The Boldt Co. was asked to submit a proposal for a new building’s structural steel package based on very limited drawings of an existing one, the estimating […]

Federal contractor minimum wage to rise to $15 an hour

By Ryan Golden | Originally posted on Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday a final rule implementing President Joe Biden’s executive order raising the federal contractor minimum wage from $10.95 to $15 an hour. The final rule retains the Jan. 30, 2022, deadline by which agencies must incorporate the new rate […]

ABC Responds to Biden Administration Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase

Originally posted on Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s final rule increasing the minimum wage on federal contracts from $10.95 to $15 per hour beginning in early 2022, superseding a scheduled increase to $11.25 that will occur on Jan. 1. […]

Passage of Partisan Reconciliation Bill Harmful to U.S. Economy, Construction Industry, Says ABC

Originally posted on Washington, Nov. 19—Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement on today’s passage of the partisan reconciliation bill by the U.S. House of Representatives. “This partisan, reckless tax and spending bill would devastate the U.S. economy, further exacerbate supply chain and inflation woes, and impose dangerous tax hikes and restrictive labor […]

Labor Agreements Harm Non-union Workers: ABC

Associated Builders and Contractors said a new report highlights the negative economic impact of government-mandated project labor agreements on nonunion construction workers, who it said comprise 87.3 percent of the construction industry workforce. The study found that the limited number of nonunion craft professionals permitted to work on construction projects subject to a government-mandated PLA […]

Construction’s career crisis: Can the industry attract millennials and Gen Z?

By Ryan Golden (Reporter) | Originally posted on Younger workers want flexibility and higher pay, and the industry is trying a variety of tactics to recruit them. Construction employment carries with it a perception that the work does not pay well or is more likely to be affected by an economic downturn than other […]

Four Ways To Create Meaningful Connections With Next-Generation Hires

By Scott Casabona (Forbes Councils Member) | Originally posted on Scott Casabona is the President of Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance. With baby boomers retiring at an accelerated pace since the pandemic began, many employers are scrambling to find skilled talent. This mass exodus is creating the need for companies to rethink the […]

How to Solve the Construction Labor Shortage

By Jordanne Waldschmidt | Originally posted on   Still looking for the proverbial easy button to fill your talent pipeline? We hate to break it to you: there isn’t one. “If you’re in this industry and not being the biggest promoter of it, you’re part of the problem,” says Benjamin Holmgren, president of Buildwitt […]

ABC, CISC Caution OSHA About Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

By Grading and Excavation Contractor | Originally posted on WASHINGTON—Associated Builders and Contractors, a steering committee member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition, released the following statement on CISC’s letter sent today to James Frederick, acting assistant secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, voicing concerns related to OSHA’s forthcoming COVID-19 vaccination and […]