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Does Last Week's SCOTUS Ruling Provide Clues About Janus Case?

LAST WEEK the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued an employer-friendly ruling that may be a good indication of which way they’re headed next month on the Janus case.   Read the rest of entry »

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners of ABC's Annual Excellence in Construction & Safety Awards!

ABC Members and their project teams gathered on May 10 to celebrate the ABC Excellence in Construction & Safety Awards at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Spirits were high as each team went up on stage to receive their award. Rafn Company's HomeStreet Bank Corporate Offices project was selected as the Eagle of Excellence winner. Synergy Construction’s Twin Lakes Landing project was selected as the second place, Pyramid Award winner. Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Western Washington Supports YES on I-1608 (Regarding Transparency in Government)

Initiative Measure No. 1608 would make collective bargaining sessions between public employers and employee organizations open for public observation and recording, make bargaining proposals public, and establish an online library of public collective bargaining agreements. Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Western Washington Member Earns National Diversity Excellence Award

ABC announced that it has awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to six member companies. Representatives from each company received the award on March 21 at ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Western Washington Member Earns National Excellence in Construction Award

ABC of Western Washington announced that two member companies won national honors during Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards celebration at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.  Read the rest of entry »

Do You Know the New Blood Pressure Guidelines?

Experts now say that high blood pressure should be treated earlier, at 130/80 rather than 140/90. That means a staggering number of American adults—nearly half—are now considered to have high blood pressure.  Read the rest of entry »

Sen. Dino Rossi Joins ABC Members, Receives Campaign Contribution From National PAC

Last Thursday, we invited Dino Rossi, candidate for Washington’s 8th Congressional district to join workers from SEA CON Construction and their subcontractors for a tour of the Premier Storage construction site in Issaquah, and to address the group and answer questions.  John Noble, Chair of the Government and Labor Affairs Council also presented Rossi with a $5,000 contribution from ABC’s National PAC. Read the rest of entry »

DOL Wage Survey Underway and We Encourage Members to Take It

Low merit shop turnout in DOL’s surveys often lead to inaccurate wage rates for federally financed or assisted construction projects.  Both ABC National and ABC of Western Washington have been given assurances from DOL does not target businesses who are invited to participate or those that complete the survey, and your information remains confidential. Read the rest of entry »

Rising Star Class Volunteer at Eastside Baby Corner

This year the Rising Star class selected Eastside Baby Corner's three locations (Bremerton, Issaquah, and Kenmore) as the recipients of a Saturday's worth of volunteer labor from the class. 
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Understanding Your Healthcare Benefits in 2018

Now is a great time to make sure you understand your benefits, new or old, and that you’re getting the best possible benefit from your plan. Here a few tips to help you get the most from your medical benefits in 2018: 
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