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Another State Senate Committee Ignores Compelling Testimony

4/12/2018 2:05 PM
Another State Senate Committee Ignores Compelling Testimony Is Senate Bill 825 greased for passage regardless of its manifest flaws? LIVERMORE, Calif., April 12, 2018—The following statement was issued by Michele Daugherty, President and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors Chapter of Northern California, following yesterday’s 4-1 passage of Senate Bill 825 by the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee. “Our hope for the thousands of construction-industry small businesses and their employees, many of whom are veterans, women, minorities, and the formerly incarcerated looking to succeed at life on the outside, is that the full California Senate truly listens to the compelling testimony about the harm Senate Bill 825 will do if it becomes law. Testimony that two of its committees seems to have willfully ignored. At some point, good public policy has to rise above the bidding on behalf of narrow special interests.” Background Senate Bill 825 would require t ... Read the rest of entry »

Let’s Tip Our Hats to the Hard Hats During “Careers in Construction Month” By Michele Daugherty

10/12/2017 9:11 AM
By: Michele Daugherty President & CEO of Associated Builders & Contractors Northern California Thursday, October 12th, 2017 The Legislature has adjourned for the year and Governor Brown has until this Friday to decide on the remaining stack of bills that have arrived on his desk. If last year, policy-wise, was considered the “Year of the Highway” with marked transportation reforms, 2017 has clearly been regarded as the “Year of Hammer to Nail,” with great focus and emphasis on building (or rebuilding) homes, structures and cities across the Golden State. ABC Northern California (ABC NorCal) represents more than 500 construction and contractor member companies and their employees, spanning 48 counties in the state, all of whom play a vital role in literally creating a foundation, high paying jobs and economic growth in our communities. As our organization commemorates “Careers in Construction Month” during October, we take a moment to tip ou ... Read the rest of entry »

State Center Community College District and Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter to host July 11 Job Fair for recent Building Trades Boot Camp graduates

7/6/2017 12:22 PM
On Tuesday, July 11, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter will hold a Job Fair to help place recent SCCCD graduates of a 12-week Building Trades Boot Camp into entry level construction jobs. Read more

ABC NorCal Members Hear from Vice President Pence at Legislative Day

6/22/2017 5:20 PM
ABC Northern California Members and staff journeyed to Washington D.C. to join forces with 400 other members and friends for ABC's Annual Legislative Day on June 22, 2017.  During this productive, action-packed day, ABC Members swarmed the Capitol to meet with and educate Congress members about the benefits of merit shop programs and other industry priorities, and enjoyed an inspirational keynote address to longtime ABC friend, Vice President Mike Pence.  In his remarks, Pence hailed ABC as "the Marine Corps of American politics - the first on the beach for freedom in the workplace." ABC NorCal Chapter was also honored by ABC National with the Bronze Award for Outstanding Grassroots Performance. Thank you to those who attended, and way to go ABC NorCal for getting involved and heard.  CLICK HERE to read the full transcript of VP Pence's remarks.

Take Action for Change #2016elections

10/14/2016 8:56 AM
The November 8th general election gives us all a chance to influence change in our communities. Your livelihood is at stake.  
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Red, White, and Vote

5/19/2016 8:50 AM
The June 7th primary election gives us all a chance to influence change. ABC NorCal is fortunate to have a number of local and state representatives who support our principles running for office.

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We need to come together and carpe diem!

2/24/2015 5:46 PM
No doubt you have heard about the National Labor Relations Board's  (NLRB) quickie/ambush election rule that will drastically shorten the timetable for union representation elections and undermine employer free speech and due process rights.


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The ugly quickie elections shoe drops

12/17/2014 10:12 AM
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final ruling on the quickie elections rule. Unless a court or Congress blocks enforcement of the new rule, these changes will take effect on April 14, 2015 and have a significant impact on ABC NorCal members and other open shop companies.
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"If you don't like something, change it"

5/29/2014 2:06 PM
The June 3rd primary election gives us all a chance to influence change. And in memory of poet, playwright, civil rights activist and professor, Dr. Maya Angelou who passed away earlier this week, "If you don't like something, change it."

ABC NorCal is fortunate to have a number of local and state representatives who support our principles running for office.
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Back on the table: The "quickie election" rule

2/26/2014 12:19 PM
Originally issued in 2011, but stayed for a number of legal reasons, the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) "quickie" election rule is likely to make a comeback in 2014 and present merit shop employers and employees with a whole new set of challenges.

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