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Tag Archives: Associated Builders and Contractors

Proposed changes to Davis-Bacon Act spark debate amid infrastructure spending (access required)

Non-union contractors are lining up in opposition to proposed changes to federal prevailing-wage laws that they argue will make public projects more expensive at a time when the U.S. is looking to rebuild much of its infrastructure.

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Safety panel: Mental health becoming priority as pandemic subsides (access required)

From vaccinations to mental health, COVID-19 has greatly changed how the construction industry thinks about safety. 

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In absence of federal mandate, many companies still encouraging vaccination for employees

When the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccine-or-test requirement for large private companies last month, many companies were faced with a serious question. In the absence of a mandate, how could they encourage workers to get vaccinated?

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Bills to put $20M in COVID aid into apprenticeships, revive tax breaks (access required)

Lawmakers are moving forward with bills that would direct $20 million in federal aid toward apprenticeship programs and provide a tax break for apprenticeships — a proposal similar to one previously vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers.

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