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

7/22/2015 9:12 PM
A leadership self-development plan is essential for all leaders to continue to grow professionally and make advancements in their careers. Leadership development is an ongoing process and is critical to the short- and long-term success of the leader and his or her organization. However, with busy schedules, crucial deadlines, and tight budgets, formal leadership development training is often minimized. When training budgets are cut, or don’t exist, individuals are often left to their own resources to continue their education or grow professionally. In this challenging environment, many put their professional growth aside and wait for a different or better time. When it comes to professional growth and development, waiting is not an acceptable strategy; however, a leadership  self-development plan is a viable solution. To enhance your career, you can implement this simple and affordable five-step leadership self-development plan. You can als ... Read the rest of entry »

Letter to the Editor: Prevailing Wage Kills Jobs

3/26/2015 10:04 AM
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

3/26/2015 7:09 AM
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

3/12/2015 12:58 PM
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

3/12/2015 12:10 PM
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, emailregulatory@abc.org.
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New Resumes on Michigan Construction Job Center

3/12/2015 12:08 PM
Ramping up your projects in this warm weather? New resumes on the Michigan Construction Job Center... Read the rest of entry »

Cripps Appointed to Construction Code Commission

3/12/2015 12:06 PM
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

2/26/2015 9:53 AM
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

2/26/2015 9:50 AM
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

2/26/2015 9:48 AM
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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