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May 26, 2011 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – In testimony today before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing on "Corporate Campaigns and NLRB: The Impact of Union Pressure on Job Creation,” ABC member more...

May 26, 2011 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded the introduction of the American Job Builders Tax Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1993), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Reps. Wally Herger (R-Calif.), David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), that will modify more...

April 15, 2011 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement regarding repeal of the expanded 1099 tax reporting requirements (H.R. 4), which was signed into law April 14 by President Obama.“Repeal of the 1099 mandate eliminates an unnecessary administrative burden that more...

April 14, 2011 - Examining the Department of Labor’s Implementation of the Davis–Bacon Act - The GAO has identified many severe flaws in the process used to calculate Davis–Bacon prevailing wages. However, two aspects of the Department of Labor’s methodology are particularly problematic: the use of a non-representative sample and excessively small samples. more...

April 14, 2011 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – In testimony today before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) member Thomas Mistick, principal of Church Restoration Group, Cranberry Township, Pa., stated that the Davis-Bacon Act, as administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, “hinders economic growth, increases the federal deficit; and imposes an enormous paperwork burden on both contractors and the federal government.” Mistick spoke at the hearing "Examining the Department of Labor's Implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act.” more...

March 16 - In testimony delivered today on Capitol Hill, Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) General Counsel Maurice Baskin, a partner with Venable, L.L.P., stated that recent administration efforts to make project labor agreements (PLAs) part of the federal procurement process are “threatening to violate the longstanding Congressional mandate of full and open competition in federal procurement—at taxpayers’ expense.” more...

The AFL-CIO says it will spend at least $53 million on 400 races in 26 states. The Service Employees International Union, which broke from the AFL-CIO in 2005, will spend $44 million—up 26 percent from the 2006 mid-terms. Read more...

 

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