ABC of Michigan News Releases

ABC Announces Young Professional of the Year Finalists

ABC Announces Young Professional of the Year Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) continued its celebration of Careers in Construction Month today by announcing three finalists for its first Young Professional of the Year Award. Finalists were chosen based on their career achievement, leadership and vision for future industry enhancement from a field of more than 100 nominations representing 47 ABC chapters and more than 80 member companies.
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Senate passes HB 4052 - Preempting local prevailing wage and employment laws

Michigan took another step toward economic recovery and job creation today with the Senate’s passage of House Bill 4052 preempting local prevailing wage and employment laws. 

“We appreciate the Legislature’s effort to end our current irregular patchwork of rules which is costing us jobs and economic development. The state, rather than 1,800 different political subdivisions, should have the ability to regulate wages and benefits.”

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Builders and contractors support prevailing wage repeal petition drive

A leading construction trade group is supporting an effort to gather petition signatures to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law, Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC) announced today. 

“We support this citizen effort to stop tax dollar waste and keep Michigan’s construction economy strong,” said Chris Fisher, president of ABC.  
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Michigan sees nation’s best year-over-year improvement in construction employment

Lansing, Mich. – Michigan’s construction industry saw the largest year-over-year drop in unemployment of any state in the U.S. with a 5.7-point unemployment rate decrease, according to data for February released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and analyzed by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). 
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Prevailing wage repeal is Legislature’s first bill of 2015

Michigan taxpayers, public schools and universities will get a budget break this year if priority House and Senate legislation to repeal the “prevailing wage” law is finally passed.
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Supreme Court will hear ABC Appeal on Lansing Prevailing Wage

Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Supreme Court has granted a leave for appeal by Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC), an action that could lead to local prevailing wage ordinances being invalidated throughout the state. 
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ABC Commends Livingston County for Repealing Prevailing Wage Requirements

Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC) August 5 commended the Livingston County Board of Commissioners for an August 4 decision repealing a job-killing prevailing wage mandate on county-funded construction projects.
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ABC Applauds Congress’ Passage of Key Workforce Development Bill

WIOA will streamline and localize job training programs while ensuring that they are targeted toward available career opportunities.
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Michigan Builders and Contractors Applaud Governor Snyder Signing Merit Curriculum Improvements Into Law

Michigan high school students can now get a jump start in rewarding careers while in high school, thanks to legislation signed into law today by Governor Rick Snyder. 
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FOIA request reveals MSU agreement to administer union organizing program and payouts to AFL-CIO

Following a Freedom of Information Act request, Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan has learned that Michigan State University recently entered into a "Memorandum of Understanding" with AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades division regarding operation of a national union organizing academy.
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