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ABC’s Top Performers

  • November 21, 2019
  • ABC NorCal
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ABC’s Top Performers is a list of contractor members that achieved ABC STEP Gold status or higher (based on 2017 safety data) and earned ABC’s AQC credential in 2018. ABC member companies are ranked 1 to 150 based on work hours reported on their 2018 STEP applications.

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Craft Competition Preview

  • November 7, 2019
  • ABC NorCal
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ABC Norcal appeared on Good Day Sacramento with a Craft Competition Preview in Roseville, California

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ABC Craft Professional Of The Year – Adrian Rios

  • June 13, 2019
  • ABC NorCal
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Adrian Rios is a self-described “regular guy” who loves his job as a heavy equipment mechanic and welder for McCullough Construction, Inc. in Arcata, California. Maybe so, if “regular” means being incredibly hardworking, creative, and multi-skilled in welding, carpentry and machinery.

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Construction Industry Ready to Rebuild Butte County

  • December 20, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Local companies eager to return to Paradise to provide training and work to their community LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018 — Yesterday, the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) attended a construction summit convened by the Butte County Office of Education and Assemblyman James Gallagher to discuss rebuilding efforts following the Camp Fire. …

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San Francisco Supervisors Should Not Bar Local Workers From Construction Projects

  • November 27, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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The Budget and Finance Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor will vote Thursday, November 29, on a measure that would effectively shut out many non-local workers from having their firms bid on construction work. If passed, it will come before the full board next week. In a 588-word editorial available for free media use …

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National Apprenticeship Week Celebrated in Northern California

  • November 15, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Students from Del Valle High School in Livermore, CA will visit the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) training facility, tomorrow, November 15, to get an overview of life as an apprentice. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, students will be trained by ABC NorCal instructors and be encouraged to look at alternative options for education outside of college to put them on a path for a career in the trades.

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Sacramento City Council should reject project labor agreement. Published by Sacramento Business Journal

  • August 21, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Why would the Sacramento City Council even consider diluting already thin city revenues further by adopting an arcane hiring practice meant to benefit only one group over the greater good of the citizens it’s supposed to represent?

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Attempt at Statewide Project Labor Agreement Defeated—For Now

  • June 26, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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The association representing 500 large and small construction companies throughout Northern California today applauded last Tuesday’s removal of Senate Bill 825 from further voting.

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Senate Committee Gives Working Californians a Reprieve

  • June 18, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Senate Bill 825 would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to sign a 10-year community workforce agreement (Project Labor Agreement) for all construction of $500,000 or more. PLAs discourage 82 percent of the entire construction workforce from competing on projects.

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Comment on Today’s Bad Decision by State Senate Committee

  • ABC NorCal
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Senate Bill 825 would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to sign a 10-year community workforce agreement (Project Labor Agreement) for all construction of $500,000 or more. PLAs discourage 82 percent of the entire construction workforce from competing on projects.

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