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Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC) is pleased to announce Jeff Wiggins will be joining the association as its new State Director. ABC also announced that it will continue to work closely with Chris Fisher as he joins Midwest Strategy Group as Partner with the Lansing-based governmental affairs firm.
“Jeff Wiggins will be an incredible asset for the organization and will play a key role in managing and strategically growing the association,” said Board Chair Mike Houseman, North American President of Wolverine Building Group. “Under the leadership of Wiggins, this new arrangement will lead to new opportunities for ABC members and benefit the industry across Michigan.”
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.
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.”
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted In: Merit Minute, Construction Industry
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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Posted In: Merit Minute, Legal & Regulatory
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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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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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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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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Posted In: Merit Minute, Politics & Policy, Legal & Regulatory
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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