In This Issue:
  • Sign Up Today for Our Spring CORE Construction Essentials Class
  • Helping Members Fight the PRO Act
  • Economic Update from ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu
  • Construction Back to Basics Safety Webinar
  • ABC Action App
  • Empire Chapter Resources
Register Today for the Spring CORE Class!
Do you have a new hire? Or someone new entering your apprenticeship program? Then you need to sign them up for our CORE class.

At ABC, craft training will begin with learning the core skills that provide the foundation needed to work for all the other crafts in the NCCER curriculum. These skills include:
  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Material Handling
  • Communication Skills
  • Employability Skills

Once they've mastered the Core Skills, your employees will have the basic foundation they need to either enter an apprenticeship program or find success as a newly hired construction worker.

Click the button below to register:
Helping Members Fight the PRO Act
Two weeks ago, Congress reintroduced the ABC-opposed Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

If passed and signed into law, the PRO Act will fundamentally eliminate the opportunity for millions of merit shop employees and non-union companies across America to pursue career dreams in their own unique way.

This radical legislation includes countless measures that will hurt the American worker, denying employees the freedom to earn a living on their own terms. The variety of employment opportunities as we know it today will no longer exist.

ABC is fighting to put an end to this controversial legislation, and we need your help. The future of the merit shop is on the line and the time to act is now.

Listen to ABC's CEO Mike Bellaman Discuss the PRO Act in a Recent One America News Network Interview

On One America News Network’s Wall to Wall With Greta, Mike Bellaman discusses the PRO Act and how the legislation with impact American workers. Check it out! 
The Latest Economic Update Video from ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu
On this week’s episode of “The Bottom Line With ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu,” gain insights on ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator, which rose 0.2 months to 7.5 months in January 2021, and the latest jobs numbers. Learn more
Construction Back to Basics Safety Webinar
Presented by Milwaukee Tools
Join the ABC Empire State Chapter for a complimentary Milwaukee Safety Webinar. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in live interactions with representatives and participate in different product demos. Attendees will also receive a market share presentation and learn to look out for in 2021.

Complimentary for all ABC Empire State Chapter Members!
March 10, 2021
1st Session: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
2nd Session: 3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.

For Registration and Questions please reach out to Amy Platenik
Cell: (585) 363-1657
Trends in Health Care Construction
ABC Members and Project Owners Only

Date: Thursday, Feb. 25
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Speakers: Michelle Mader, Catalyst, a Haskell Company; Joe M. Powell, University Research Institute
Moderator: David Pugh, Bradley

With a global pandemic expediting health care construction timelines, designers, contractors and owners have been forced to pivot. Learn about some of the top trends in health care construction through Michelle Mader’s experience at Catalyst partnering with various health care providers and Joe Powell’s extensive research at the University Research Institute.
Uncover the Secrets to
 Becoming a Customer of Choice
ABC Members and Project Owners Only

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Speakers: Dr. Kenneth Sullivan, Arizona State University
Moderator: Kevin Sell, United Group Services

Join Dr. Sullivan from Arizona State University for a sneak peek into his extensive research on what contractors are looking for in client partners to drive down costs and increase performance.
ABC Empire Chapter Resources