High School Students Get Hands-On Construction Career Day

By Jennifer Joas | Originally posted on nbcconnecticut.com High school aged students from across Connecticut were invited to a hands-on career expo highlighting construction jobs. Associated Builders and Contractors hosted a career expo to entice high school aged students to consider a range of construction jobs across the state. “There’s a critical shortage of skilled trades […]

VIDEO: Equipment Training Program Expands in Indiana

By Frank Raczon | Originally posted on ConstructionEquipment.com The Prosser Career Education Center in New Albany, Indiana, is expanding its Heavy Equipment Operator Program. The education center is partnering with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and MAC Construction to build a new facility to better facilitate learning for the student. The program is one of […]

ABC Announces the 2023 National Craft Champions

By Contractor Magazine | Originally posted on www.contractormag.com The 34th annual competition showcased the skills and expertise of nearly 200 of the nation’s top-performing craft professionals. WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors has announced the winners of the 2023 National Craft Championships. The winners were honored at ABC’s Careers in Construction Awards ceremony during […]


In More Than Half of US States, at Least 90% of the Construction Workforce Does Not Belong to a Union

By Construction Citizen | Originally posted on ConstructionCitizen.com According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of 2022 state union membership data published recently by UnionStats.com, at least 9 out of 10 construction workers in private industry do not belong to a union in 26 states, up from 24 states in 2021. Nationwide, a record 88.3% of construction […]

GOP senators see Biden’s Labor pick as too friendly with unions

By Jacob Bogage | Originally posted on WashingtonPost.com At Julie Su’s confirmation hearing, Republican lawmakers accused her of favoring organized labor groups over employers. President Biden’s nominee for labor secretary appears to face an uphill battle for confirmation, with Republican lawmakers at a confirmation hearing Thursday accusing her of being overly sympathetic to unions. “As […]

Can A Divided Congress Reach A Debt Ceiling Deal?

By David Marcus | Originally posted on radio.foxnews.com It’s been over 80 days since President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have met to discuss the debt ceiling, as the President and his top advisors continue refusing to negotiate on a debt ceiling increase. Though McCarthy has not come forward with the clean proposal the […]

Construction Job Openings Surge by 82,000 in December

By contractormag.com | Originally posted on contractormag.com WASHINGTON, DC — The construction industry had 413,000 job openings in December, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. JOLTS defines a job opening as any unfilled position for which an employer […]

Construction Adds 25,000 Jobs in January, Says ABC

By contractormag.com | Originally posted on contractormag.com WASHINGTON, DC — The construction industry added 25,000 jobs on net in January, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has risen by 294,000 jobs, an increase of 3.9%. Nonresidential […]

ABC: State Construction Unemployment Is Down in 32 States From a Year Ago

By Tile Letter | Originally posted on TileLetter.com WASHINGTON, Feb. 6—The not seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate dropped 0.6% in December 2022 from a year ago, down from 5% to 4.4%, according to a state-by-state analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. Thirty-two states had lower […]

COVID-19 May Be Over, but Fight Over the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Is Not

By Aron Beezley, Patrick Quigley | Originally posted on jdsupra.com On January 30, 2023, the Biden administration stated that it intends to extend the previously declared COVID-19 national emergency and the separately declared public health emergency until May 11, 2023, and then end both emergency declarations. This statement comes in response to Congressional attempts to […]