ABC Michigan Statement on Court Victory: Court of Claims Strikes Down Whitmer E.O.s’ Hijacking of MIOSHA Enforcement Rules

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Posted In: Legal, Legislative Updates, News Release

LANSING, MI- The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan state director Jeff Wiggins provided the following statement today, after the Court of...

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ABC Michigan Files Lawsuit to Protect Workers, Businesses from Weaponized State Agencies

Friday, May 22, 2020

Posted In: Legal, News Release

New Constitutional Questions Raised About Denying Citizens Input on Workplace Safety Issues in the Administrative Rule-Making Process LANSING, MI- ...

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ABC OF MICHIGAN PAC ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR AUGUST PRIMARY ELECTION

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Posted In: News Release, Politics & Elections

LANSING, MI – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Michigan Political Action Committee (PAC) is pleased to announce the endorsements of several...

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ABC Michigan: Senate Right to Stand Up Against Bullies, Unprecedented Mandate

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Posted In: Legislative Updates, News Release, Politics & Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Contact: Jeff Wiggins, State Director January 22, 2020                                                                 ...

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ABC of Michigan PAC Endorses Shane Hernandez for 10th Congressional District

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Posted In: News Release, Politics & Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Jeff Wiggins 517-853-2545 – [email protected] November 20, 2019 ABC of MICHIGAN PAC ENDORSES SHANE HERNAND...

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ABC of Michigan PAC Endorses John James for U.S Senate

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Posted In: News Release, Politics & Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Jeff Wiggins-State Director 517-853-2545 – [email protected] November 19, 2019 ABC of MICHIGAN PAC ENDORSE...

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Governor Whitmer Forces Road Workers to Pay for Benefits They Don’t Receive

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Posted In: Legislative Updates, News Release

Governor Whitmer Forces Road Workers to Pay for Benefits They Don’t Receive Whitmer Hits Workers’ Paychecks to the Tune of $29 Per Hour, While Slashing...

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ABC of Michigan Statement on the Board of Canvassers Approval-to-Form of Citizen-Initiated Legislation Language to Repeal Prevailing Wage

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Posted In: News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 CONTACT: Jeff Wiggins 517.853.2545 [email protected] LANSING, MI- Today, Mike Houseman, Chairman of the Associated...

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ABC of Michigan Praises House Passage of Skilled Trades Education Package

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Posted In: News Release

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wiggins 517.853.2545 LANSING, MI – The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (A...

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MI Senate Makes Prevailing Wage Repeal First Introduced Legislation

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Posted In: News Release

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wiggins 517.853.2545 ​MICHIGAN SENATE MAKES PREVAILING WAGE REPEAL FIRST INTRODUCED LEG...

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Rock-Solid Leadership: A 5-Step Leadership Self-Development Plan

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Posted In: 2015MCLS, Merit Minute

A leadership self-development plan is essential for all leaders to continue to grow professionally and make advancements in their careers. Leadership development...

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Letter to the Editor: Prevailing Wage Kills Jobs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Posted In: Merit Minute, Politics & Policy

Originally published in Crain's Business Detroit, March 15, 2015. 

Editor: Thank you for tackling the important issue of prevailing-wage repeal in your March 9 column ("Prevailing-wage battle could hurt jobs initiatives"). 

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Congress Passes Bill to Block NLRB's Ambush Election Rule

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Posted In: Merit Minute, Politics & Policy

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a joint resolution March 19 to block the NLRB's ambush election rule which will take a big step toward protecting both the due process rights of employers and the privacy rights of employees. 

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National Craft Champions From Greater Michigan

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Construction Industry, Merit Minute

Congratulations to two Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) students who received awards at the ABC National Craft Competition that took place March 3-6 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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2015 ABC Winter Regulatory Alert

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Legal & Regulatory, Merit Minute

ABC's Regulatory Alert provides an overview of federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies. This alert offers summaries of current issues, as well as links to more detailed information and guidance. If you have any questions, [email protected]

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New Resumes on Michigan Construction Job Center

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Construction Jobs, Merit Minute

Ramping up your projects in this warm weather? New resumes on the Michigan Construction Job Center...

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Cripps Appointed to Construction Code Commission

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Construction Industry, Member Services, Merit Minute

ABC Western Michigan member James Cripps, president of Cripps Fontaine Excavating Inc. of Kalamazoo, has been appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the State Construction Code Commission. 

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How You Can Partner with MIOSHA

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posted In: Merit Minute, MIOSHA

Wondering how you can partner with MIOSHA as part of your pledge to safety in 2015? MIOSHA offers several cooperative programs through which businesses, labor groups, and other organizations can work cooperatively with the agency to help prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Consider entering in one of the following cooperative programs to become a leader in occupational safety and health! 

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Sales Use Withholding Tax Update

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posted In: Legal & Regulatory, Merit Minute

The Michigan Treasury has made resources available for businesses using the Michigan Treasury Online (MTO). Their new support site, Michigan Treasury Online Business Services, offers a variety of resources and tools to assist taxpayers with their filing needs, including: 

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Put a Stop to the NLRB's Ambush Election Rule

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posted In: Legal & Regulatory, Merit Minute, Politics & Policy

The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) final ambush election rule, effective April 14, 2015, drastically shortens the timetable for union representation elections and undermines employer free speech and due process rights. 

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ABC Michigan Statement on Court Victory: Court of Claims Strikes Down Whitmer E.O.s’ Hijacking of MIOSHA Enforcement Rules

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Posted In: Legal, Legislative Updates, News Release

LANSING, MI- The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan state director Jeff Wiggins provided the following statement today, after the Court of...

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ABC Michigan Files Lawsuit to Protect Workers, Businesses from Weaponized State Agencies

Friday, May 22, 2020

Posted In: Legal, News Release

New Constitutional Questions Raised About Denying Citizens Input on Workplace Safety Issues in the Administrative Rule-Making Process LANSING, MI- ...

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ABC OF MICHIGAN PAC ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR AUGUST PRIMARY ELECTION

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Posted In: News Release, Politics & Elections

LANSING, MI – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Michigan Political Action Committee (PAC) is pleased to announce the endorsements of several...

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ABC Michigan: Senate Right to Stand Up Against Bullies, Unprecedented Mandate

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Posted In: Legislative Updates, News Release, Politics & Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Contact: Jeff Wiggins, State Director January 22, 2020                                                                 ...

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ABC of Michigan PAC Endorses Shane Hernandez for 10th Congressional District

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Posted In: News Release, Politics & Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Jeff Wiggins 517-853-2545 – [email protected] November 20, 2019 ABC of MICHIGAN PAC ENDORSES SHANE HERNAND...

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ABC of Michigan PAC Endorses John James for U.S Senate

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Posted In: News Release, Politics & Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Jeff Wiggins-State Director 517-853-2545 – [email protected]mi.com November 19, 2019 ABC of MICHIGAN PAC ENDORSE...

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Governor Whitmer Forces Road Workers to Pay for Benefits They Don’t Receive

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Posted In: Legislative Updates, News Release

Governor Whitmer Forces Road Workers to Pay for Benefits They Don’t Receive Whitmer Hits Workers’ Paychecks to the Tune of $29 Per Hour, While Slashing...

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ABC of Michigan Statement on the Board of Canvassers Approval-to-Form of Citizen-Initiated Legislation Language to Repeal Prevailing Wage

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Posted In: News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 CONTACT: Jeff Wiggins 517.853.2545 [email protected] LANSING, MI- Today, Mike Houseman, Chairman of the Associated...

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ABC of Michigan Praises House Passage of Skilled Trades Education Package

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Posted In: News Release

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wiggins 517.853.2545 LANSING, MI – The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (A...

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MI Senate Makes Prevailing Wage Repeal First Introduced Legislation

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Posted In: News Release

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wiggins 517.853.2545 ​MICHIGAN SENATE MAKES PREVAILING WAGE REPEAL FIRST INTRODUCED LEG...

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Rock-Solid Leadership: A 5-Step Leadership Self-Development Plan

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Posted In: 2015MCLS, Merit Minute

A leadership self-development plan is essential for all leaders to continue to grow professionally and make advancements in their careers. Leadership development...

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Letter to the Editor: Prevailing Wage Kills Jobs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Posted In: Merit Minute, Politics & Policy

Originally published in Crain's Business Detroit, March 15, 2015. 

Editor: Thank you for tackling the important issue of prevailing-wage repeal in your March 9 column ("Prevailing-wage battle could hurt jobs initiatives"). 

Read More...

Popular Tags: , , ,

Congress Passes Bill to Block NLRB's Ambush Election Rule

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Posted In: Merit Minute, Politics & Policy

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a joint resolution March 19 to block the NLRB's ambush election rule which will take a big step toward protecting both the due process rights of employers and the privacy rights of employees. 

Read More...

Popular Tags: ,

National Craft Champions From Greater Michigan

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Construction Industry, Merit Minute

Congratulations to two Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) students who received awards at the ABC National Craft Competition that took place March 3-6 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Read More...

Popular Tags: , , , , , , , ,

2015 ABC Winter Regulatory Alert

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Legal & Regulatory, Merit Minute

ABC's Regulatory Alert provides an overview of federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies. This alert offers summaries of current issues, as well as links to more detailed information and guidance. If you have any questions, [email protected]

Read More...

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New Resumes on Michigan Construction Job Center

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Construction Jobs, Merit Minute

Ramping up your projects in this warm weather? New resumes on the Michigan Construction Job Center...

Read More...

Popular Tags: , , , ,

Cripps Appointed to Construction Code Commission

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted In: Construction Industry, Member Services, Merit Minute

ABC Western Michigan member James Cripps, president of Cripps Fontaine Excavating Inc. of Kalamazoo, has been appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the State Construction Code Commission. 

Read More...

Popular Tags: , , ,

How You Can Partner with MIOSHA

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posted In: Merit Minute, MIOSHA

Wondering how you can partner with MIOSHA as part of your pledge to safety in 2015? MIOSHA offers several cooperative programs through which businesses, labor groups, and other organizations can work cooperatively with the agency to help prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Consider entering in one of the following cooperative programs to become a leader in occupational safety and health! 

Read More...

Popular Tags: , ,

Sales Use Withholding Tax Update

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posted In: Legal & Regulatory, Merit Minute

The Michigan Treasury has made resources available for businesses using the Michigan Treasury Online (MTO). Their new support site, Michigan Treasury Online Business Services, offers a variety of resources and tools to assist taxpayers with their filing needs, including: 

Read More...

Popular Tags: , , ,

Put a Stop to the NLRB's Ambush Election Rule

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posted In: Legal & Regulatory, Merit Minute, Politics & Policy

The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) final ambush election rule, effective April 14, 2015, drastically shortens the timetable for union representation elections and undermines employer free speech and due process rights. 

Read More...

Popular Tags: ,