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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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Webinar: Washington State Paid Sick Leave Act

December 21, 2017 Darren Feider with Sebris Busto and James presented on the mandatory sick leave law that will be enforced starting January 1, 2018. If you still have questions about the Washington State Paid Sick Leave Act going into effect January 1, 2018, this video may have the answers for you.  Read the rest of entry »

OSHA 300: It’s That Time of Year Again

The U.S. Department of Labor and has finally updated their website for electronic filing of your 2016 OSHA. Before you rush off to the website to complete the requirement, be sure and read the fine print. We have provided the information below.
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Core Components of Employee Satisfaction Within Organizations

The fact is, there is always something people dislike about their job. Even the most satisfied employees have certain things they would like to change even if overall, the pros outweigh the cons.
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Help Me, Help You

As we continue to meet with and assist ABC members, we notice trends when it comes to Worker’s Compensation Claims and overall Safety Culture.  Incident Reporting, OSHA 300 Recording, and Hiring Practices are three miscues that continually arise.

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Construction Careers Provide Amazing Rewards and Opportunities for Growth

Although the construction industry has provided outstanding careers for generations, the emphasis on education changed and there was a push to direct the vast majority of young people toward college rather than the trades. That attitude coupled with the large numbers of current construction workers who are retiring has created a high demand for skilled workers. 
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ABC Advances Its Members' Leadership Skills During Retreat

ABC held the first Advanced Leadership Retreat on October 19th & 20th at Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth. Read the rest of entry »
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