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Tag Archives: Associated Builders and Contractors

OPINION: Sweetheart union deal will undermine Inflation Reduction Act’s clean-energy agenda (access required)

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 ...

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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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