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Nonresidential construction employment retains momentum in August

“Today’s headline number of 142,000 jobs for the overall U.S. economy was disappointing but the nonresidential construction numbers continue to show a steady recovery.”—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Sept. 5 and July’s estimate was revised upward...

Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast Monday combining their expert economic analysis on leading, present and lagging economic indicators. “A combination of low...

Associated Builders and Contractors critical of President

ABC critical of President Obama’s renomination of NLRB chairman  /  Associated Builders and Contractors today criticized President Obama’s renomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board as a move to promote the narrow policy goals of politically powerful labor unions.  “During Chairman Pearce’s tenure, the NLRB majority has pressed forward in its...

ABC supports Romney’s running mate selection

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced U.S. House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate. ABC endorsed Mitt Romney for president during its Feb. 22 Board of Directors meeting. “ABC endorsed Governor Romney for president because we believe he possesses the...

ABC ‘disappointed’ by Supreme Court decision

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the so-called Affordable Care Act,” said 2012 ABC national chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md....

ABC condemns NLRB on union favoritism

In advance of the Sept. 22 U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing to examine the culture of union favoritism by the National Labor Relations Board, Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement: “Under the Obama administration, the NLRB has been transformed from a neutral arbiter of labor law disputes into an...

ABC praises House vote to protect jobs

Associated Builders and Contractors today praised U.S. House passage of the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), which would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from mandating where a company can or cannot create jobs. The measure was approved by a vote of 238 to 186. “We are pleased with the bipartisan...

President’s job plan won’t pass inspection with construction industry

Associated Builders and Contractors 2011 National Chairman Michael J. Uremovich, president of Great Lakes Energy Consultants, LLC, Manhattan, Ill., said President Obama’s jobs plan “won’t pass inspection” with the construction industry when it comes to creating jobs and getting Americans back to work. “We are disappointed that the president did not come up with...

What the construction industry needs from Obama plan

On the eve of President Obama’s speech to unveil his jobs plan to the nation, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today called on the president to repeal costly regulations and offer bold, new public-private partnership policies to jumpstart the economy and get Americans back to work. “The torrential flood of costly and burdensome regulations...