ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu will present an economic update and forecast for construction leaders online in December.Read More »
As President Joe Biden signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, taxpayers, construction industry small businesses and climate change activists are sounding alarms about controversial labor policies in the legislation that will needlessly increase costs, reduce competition and undermine ...Read More »
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.
Tagged with: Associated Builders and Contractors Ben Brubeck Construction Business Group Dan Bukiewicz Davis-Bacon Act infrastructure Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council prevailing wages Robb Kahl U.S. Department of LaborRead More »
From vaccinations to mental health, COVID-19 has greatly changed how the construction industry thinks about safety.
Tagged with: Associated Builders and Contractors Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee coronavirus Dan Bukiewicz Dan Burazin Don Moen International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council safety suicideRead More »
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?Read More »
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.Read More »
The Associated Builders and Contractors is among various groups appealing a federal judge’s decision late last week to reinstate a nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees.Read More »
A mainly non-union trades group is applauding a federal judge's decision on Tuesday to block President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors.Read More »