126 Construction Professionals Complete Apprenticeship
On Friday, March 25th one hundred twenty-six graduates from Fresno, Oakland, Stockton, Auburn, Windsor and Hayward celebrated successfully completing the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) Apprenticeship Program at its Livermore facilities.
Auburn plumber named Apprentice of the Year by ABC NorCal Chapter
Lindsay Fitzgerald had no idea she was in the running for an award, so she was “surprised and excited, kinda taken aback a bit” to learn recently she was named Apprentice of the Year in the plumbing category by the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter.
Stockton resident named ABC NorCal Apprentice of the Year
Stockton resident Susano Archuleta was named Apprentice of the Year last week by the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter Apprenticeship Program, according to a release shared by an ABC NorCal representative.
ABC NorCal recognizes 126 non-union construction apprentice graduates
Non-union apprentice graduates hailing from the greater northern California – from Fresno, Oakland, Stockton, Auburn to Windsor and Hayward – were recognized on March 25 for their achievement in successfully completing the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) Apprenticeship Program.
Biden’s Proposed Davis-Bacon Act Reforms Are More Pork for Special Interests
Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement from Ben Brubeck, ABC vice president of regulatory, labor and state affairs, in reaction to the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule, Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations. The 1931 Davis-Bacon Act and related regulations require contractors and subcontractors that perform work on federal and federally funded construction projects to pay a government-determined prevailing wage and benefit rate on an hourly basis to on-site construction workers.
White House Union Report Fails to Create Opportunities for All of the Construction Industry
Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment report on how to boost union membership in the federal government and public and private sectors.
ABC Cheers Supreme Court OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Ruling
Associated Builders and Contractors today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court for reinstating the stay on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applies to employers with 100 or more employees. On behalf of the construction industry, ABC filed one of the emergency appeals to the Supreme Court leading to this successful outcome.
Monthly Construction Input Prices Continue to Climb in November, Says ABC
Construction input prices increased 1.4% in November compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 1.4% for the month.