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ABC of Wisconsin president makes statement on Governor's race

8/15/2018 11:20 AM
MADISON, WI -- The ABC of Wisconsin president makes an initial statement about the race for Governor in Wisconsin:

“Scott Walker has opened up more public projects to greater competition and done more to address the skills gap than any governor in the nation,” said John Mielke, President of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin ... Read the rest of entry »

June construction unemployment rate down from prior year in Wisconsin

8/1/2018 3:53 PM
Estimated June construction unemployment rates fell in 15 states on a year-over-year basis – including Wisconsin – rose in 33 states and were unchanged in two states (Arizona and New Hampshire), according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by ABC. The June 2018 not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate increased 0.2 percent to 4.7 percent from June 2017. At the same time, the construction industry employed 282,000 more workers nationally than in June 2017. Read the rest of entry »

OSHA seeking feedback on changes to electronic injury reporting rule

8/1/2018 8:49 AM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking feedback on a proposed rule regarding the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. According to OSHA, the proposal seeks to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the 2016 Electronic Injury Reporting and Anti-Retaliation final rule. Read the rest of entry »

ABC, Industry Groups Urge President Trump to Reverse Obama-era Policy on Project Labor Agreements

7/25/2018 8:02 AM
PLA imageWASHINGTON—Associated Builders and Contractors joined a coalition of construction and business associations urging President Trump to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements and allow all qualified contractors to compete for federal and federally assisted taxpayer-funded construction projects ...   Read the rest of entry »

May construction unemployment rates down year over year in Wisconsin, 44 other states

6/26/2018 8:45 AM
WASHINGTON – Estimated May construction unemployment rates fell in Wisconsin and 44 other states on a year-over-year basis, rose in four states and were unchanged in one state, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The May 2018 not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate fell 0.9 percent from May 2017 to 4.4 percent, the lowest May rate on record. At the same time, the construction industry employed 291,000 more workers nationally than in May 2017.  Read the rest of entry »

April construction unemployment rates up slightly year over year in Wisconsin

6/1/2018 2:50 PM
In Wisconsin, the construction unemployment rate for April ticked up slightly to 5.1 percent, a 0.8 percent increase from April 2017. Wisconsin was tied with Georgia for the 14th lowest estimated NSA construction unemployment rate nationwide in April and had the second lowest rate in the East North Central Region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin ... Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin recognizes legislators with ‘Building Wisconsin’ award

6/1/2018 10:56 AM
MADISON, WI – Forty-nine Wisconsin legislators have been selected to receive the 2017 “Building Wisconsin” award, presented by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, in recognition of their leadership on enacted legislation that benefits the state’s construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

Representative Jacque receives Building Wisconsin Award

5/25/2018 11:28 AM
Jacque photoMADISON, WI – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin presented State Representative André Jacque, R-De Pere, with a Building Wisconsin Award this week for his support of pro-construction initiatives during the 2017-18 legislative session. Read the rest of entry »

Fitzgerald named ABC of WI’s 2017 Legislator of the Year

5/17/2018 10:58 AM
MADISON, WI - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin presented Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, with the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award on Wednesday, thanking him for his leadership on pro-construction initiatives during the 2017-18 legislative session. The award was presented by the ABC of Wisconsin Board of Directors at the association’s office in Madison. Fitzgerald was instrumental in securing the Legislature’s approval of three ABC of Wisconsin-backed initiatives. Read the rest of entry »

303 honored for completing ABC of Wisconsin apprenticeship programs

5/14/2018 11:15 AM
WISCONSIN DELLS, WI – Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin celebrated the accomplishments of 303 professional craft workers during the 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation Banquet on Friday, May 11, at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.Ninety-six apprentices were on hand to be recognized for completing their apprenticeships before a record crowd of more than 500 apprentices, family members and friends. ABC of Wisconsin also recognized three individuals as the 2018 Craft Professional, Instructor and Apprentice of the Year, respectively.  Read the rest of entry »
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