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Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in August, Says ABC

Construction input prices expanded 0.6% in August over 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 increased...

Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls in July

National nonresidential construction spending fell 1.2% in July, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $809.1 billion for the month....

This Week is National Safety Stand Down Week

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". Employers of companies not exposed...

September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention, construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicidesacross all occupational groups. ABC does not want to see our industry at the top of this list. It is our responsibility...

Payroll Tax EO Guidance Issued

On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department released guidance on President Trump’s Executive Order on payroll tax deferral, just days before the Tuesday start date for the deferral period. You can also view additional information on the guidance from Littler here. Under...

Survey on the Family and Medical Leave Act

In July, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a Request for Information on the regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and we ask you to provide your thoughts on the challenges with the implementation of the FMLA. ABC...

ABC Endorses President Trump for Reelection

Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to announce its endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for reelection. In a letter to the president, ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman and ABC 2020 National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R. C. Stevens...