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January / 2016
NH Legislation Proposes to Apply Federal Prevailing Wage and Benefit Regulation to State Funded Construction Projects
Among the legislation ABC is preparing for in 2016 is NH HB 1641, which would require federally determined wage and benefits and all the related administrative burdens on state funded construction projects.

ABC will fight to prevent the return of the "mini Davis Bacon" Act in this state, which was repealed in 1984.

As stated in the bill:

"The minimum prevailing hourly rate of wages and benefits for any class of workers employed on a public works construction project subject to this chapter shall be the rate set forth by the most recent wage determination issued by the United States Department of Labor for the corresponding class of workers, for the New Hampshire county in which such public works construction project shall take place, as made available by the United States Department of Labor on the department's website or wherever the United States Department of Labor may make available such wage determination." 

For a complete copy of HB 1641 CLICK HERE.
ABC Wage and Benefit Survey Results Important to Your Business and to Prevent State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Law! - Your participation and feedback is more important than ever!
The ABC NH/VT Chapter continues to collect data for its 2016 Wage & Benefit Survey. This anonymous survey is the only one of its kind available in our area. The survey data is extremely important to provide factual data to counter the anecdotal references made by union representatives and others supporting prevailing wage laws.  The survey results will be used in the legislative arena and other public policy decision making forums to provide documented evidence of the current wage and benefit practices of merit shop contractors.
The survey can be completed online; it is very user friendly and a quick easy process!  CLICK HERE and please help ABC help you by participating. If you are not the correct company contact to complete the survey, please forward the survey / this email to the correct contact. 

The survey data is also extremely important to members’ efforts to understand current wage and benefit practices and to maintain competitive practices to attract and retain quality employees. I f you have not already, PLEASE complete the survey. Members will be notified when the completed data and survey results are available. 

ABC Leadership to be Recognized at 31st Annual Meeting

2016 Officers and Directors to be elected

If you haven’t already, you are encouraged to get your registrations in for ABC’s 31st Annual Meeting, Thursday, January 28th, at the LaBelle Winery, Amherst, NH. This event is always a great business development opportunity and is an occasion to recognize the chapter leadership for their service. The Annual meeting not only features recognition of the current leadership but introduces the Slate of Officers and Directors for 2016.

As required by the Chapter By-Laws (the list of candidates so selected shall be published and sent to the membership two-weeks prior to the date of the Annual Meeting): please CLICK HERE to view the proposed slate. They will be confirmed by a voice vote of those companies present at the January 28th Annual Meeting. 

If any member has comments concerning the nominations process or the proposed slate, please contact the Chapter Office: 603-226-4789

First Event of 2016 - 
31st Annual Meeting
Catch up with industry peers and thank out-going Board Chair, Kelly Gagliuso of Gagliuso & Gagliuso PA and welcome our incoming Board Chair, Mark Hodsdon, President of Palmer and Sicard,Inc. and the 2016 ABC NH/VT Board of Directors. 

This is also your opportunity to show your appreciation for the time and effort of our Officers, Directors and all our chapter leaders.

Thursday, January 28th
LaBelle Winery, Amherst NH

Reception: 5:30 PM 
Board Recognition: 7:30 PM
Cost: $60 / per person

Click here to register online
ABC Renewals Update
Every year you have to make that decision of whether you will renew your ABC membership.

We are excited to report that to date, 80% of our membership has already renewed their ABC Membership for 2016!

For those of you still deciding, remember how ABC works for your businesses:
  • We believe in the system of free enterprise
  • We believe employees and employers should have the right to determine wages and working conditions through either individual or collective bargaining, as they choose, within the boundaries of the law.
  • We oppose violence, coercion, intimidation and the denial of the rights of employees and employers.
  • We believe legislation that embraces fair play for employer and employee is essential to the preservation of our free enterprise system.
  •  and many more...
To that end we achieved some great successes last year - ALL with your joint commitment:
  • 94% of members renewed their ABC membership
  • Your Chapter received National recognition for achieving member goals in Chapter Retention, Growth, and Overall Retention for the Northeast Region
  • We welcomed 22 New Members
  • We expanded our program offerings in Vermont including Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) and other programs
  • We served over 500 students last year in more than 50 classes/programs

We are excited about the New Year and are committed to helping support your business. Thanks again and we look forward to having another great year!  

2016 Calendar of Events & Sponsorship Opportunities  

The New Year is upon us and the 2016 ABC NH/VT Events are now available to view. CLICK HERE to see them all - and to mark your calendars!. 

Our 2016 Premium Sponsorships are also filling up! Do you want to be recognized at all of our all of our publications...on our website throughout the year? Consider a Platinum or Gold Sponsorship.  CLICK HERE for more information.  

Don't see something you like? Let us customize a sponsorship package just for you! 
Call us: 603-226-4789  

Premium Sponsors to Date:

Upcoming Education Opportunities
01/13 & 20
OSHA 10 HR Outreach for Construction 
7:30am - 1:00pm (both days)
Concord, NH
Jay Fitzpatrick, Worksafe New England

Construction Quality Management (CQM) Training 
7:30am - 4:30am
Portsmouth, NH
Kenny Newton, PE, James Baldwin Consulting

Coming Soon

Feb 4 - Super: Quality Control - Construction Supervision Course
Feb 5 - OSHA 30 Hour - Begins
Feb 8 - Crane Operator Certification

  Continuing Education Units for electricians now available: Click here for more information or to sign up for a class today: Electrical CEU