Entries by mike mance

How to Solve the Construction Labor Shortage

By Jordanne Waldschmidt | Originally posted on www.equipmentworld.com   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 www.gxcontractor.com 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 […]

ABC Shares Concerns Around OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Originally posted on www.randrmagonline.com Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a steering committee member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), released the following statement on CISC’s letter sent Sept. 27, 2021 to James Frederick, acting assistant secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), voicing concerns related to OSHA’s forthcoming COVID-19 vaccination and testing […]

US needs new infrastructure investment. Here’s what we want to know: Associated Builders and Contractors CEO

Michael Bellaman | Originally posted on: FOX Business The Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure bill contains the most significant investment in our nation’s infrastructure in a generation and could yield key wins for the American people and the construction industry. The effective modernization of our nation’s roads, bridges, water infrastructure, transit, railways, ports and other critical infrastructure projects—and […]

PRO Act Provisions Could Figure in $3.5 Trillion Federal Spending Plan

By Christopher Ruvo | Originally posted on www.asicentral.com The PRO Act, a major labor reform proposal, has caused concern in the promotional products industry. Proponents of the PRO Act are trying to advance aspects of the sweeping, potentially historic labor reform legislation without passing the full act itself – something that could impact the employer-employee […]

Women in construction seek change

Originally posted on www.nwaonline.com Advocacy group Lean In helps overcome harassment, discrimination on job   NEW YORK — Bethany Mayer didn’t want to go back to work after learning that a fellow iron worker insinuated that women like her didn’t belong there. Jordyn Bieker, an apprentice sheet metal worker in Denver, said she felt uncomfortable […]

The war for talent: How contractors battle for workers

By Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Originally posted on www.constructiondive.com John Mingione, principal of New York City-based Omnibuild, has worn a lot of hats since he founded his construction management firm in 2003 — but never, until this year, has he needed a detective’s fedora. As Mingione doles out jobs to subcontractors because Omnibuild is short […]

‘Lean In’ circles help women in construction to face prejudice

Originally Posted on www.compsmag.com The three women shared their stories over Zoom during a Lean In Circle for Tradeswomen, one of 76 launched nationwide and in Canada this year by the North America’s Building Trades Unions and Lean In, the women’s advocacy group started by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. About 700 tradeswomen are […]

Help wanted: 430,000 construction workers

By DAVID HELVESTON, President & CEO, ABC Pelican Chapter  |  Originally posted on www.bicmagazine.com Construction companies need to hire 430,000 more workers in 2021 than they employed in 2020, according to an ABC analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. That jaw-dropping number could potentially grow to 1 million or more over the next […]

Construction dented by inflation

By Jonathan Garber  | FOXBusiness  |  Originally posted on www.foxbusiness.com Mounting inflationary pressures held back nonresidential construction spending in July, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Nonresidential construction spending edged up 0.1% in July to $786.7 billion but was negative when adjusted for inflation. Spending fell on […]