COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on consumers and businesses. As you know, many businesses throughout Washington and our nation were forced to close or severely curtail their operations because of the pandemic. The mass layoffs resulting from swift government action in response to public health concerns put enormous pressure on our unemployment insurance system.
Despite all of our successful initiatives and programs, BLM is a wake-up call that we still have work to do. We need to be a louder voice and act more proactively towards closing the disparity gap between Black Americans and all others in our industry. We recognize the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and know that we can do more for our industry and the community.
ABC of Western Washington invited four Congressional candidates for Washington's open 10th Congressional District:
ABC of Western Washington's government affairs strategy focuses on issues that impact the constrution economy, driven by our unfaltering belief in the Open Shop Philosophy:
The 2019 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2019. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Safety and Health Committee.
Labor and Industries have defined how they view infectious diseases, and while they have not specifically named COVID-19, based on the examples they use (Influenza, H1N1, MERS, SARS) we anticipate that claims filed for COVID-19 will be treated the same way. To help understand the rules, we have provided a quick question and answer for you.
ABC opposes HB 1110 and HB 2409. A hearing on HB 1110 is scheduled for Monday afternoon. The bill would establish a low carbon fuel standard that has been proven to be both costly and ineffective. We need members to contact Senators on the Transportation Committee and ask them to vote NO on HB 1110. HB 2409 is on its way to the Senate floor for a vote. Read on for more...
If you ask ABC's Vice President of Government Afffairs what his favorite sports are, Andy Kaplowitz promptly replies Baseball, Hockey, and the American politics. Just one visit to his office and you'll know that baseball, and Mariners baseball in particular is kind of a big deal to him. In fact, this week, Andy came into possession, albeit temporarily, of a very special collectible...