Legislative Day 2021 Focus Groups
June 3, 2021 — 2:30-4:45 p.m.
We are pleased to offer the below optional focus groups as part of your registration for this event. These focus groups will take place in two blocks on Thursday, June 3 from 2:30-4:45 p.m., following the National Board of Directors Meeting.
Space is limited and registration for these focus groups is required, and on a first come, first served basis.
2:30-3:30 p.m. Focus Group Session Block One
How Will the Biden Infrastructure Plan Will Shape the Construction Industry, Your Business and the Future of America?
Understand exactly what is in the Biden infrastructure plan, the types of construction projects that will emerge and how the country will fund the package. Explore perspectives from both sides of the aisle, creative alternative funding mechanisms and bureaucratic efficiencies that create inclusive conditions for all the industry to participate. Your participation will help ABC fight for fair and open competition as infrastructure is redefined under the new administration.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Where Do We Start?
Given the recent challenges at our borders, Congress will be forced to take on this complex issue. Experts will help you understand geographical perspectives and the pathway to citizenship in the United States, Temporary Protected Status, the worker visa system and merit-based immigration principles. Participants will help shape ABC’s position on the issues and author actions ABC can take to help put the best talent on the construction field.
Enriching ABC’s Code of Ethics: How ABC Members Conduct Business
Does ABC’s Code of Ethics, authored in 1971, accurately represent ABC’s commitment to our talented workforce, the way we conduct business and our industry leadership in helping members deliver their work ethically? If you are passionate about shaping public trust in the ABC brand and the industry’s response to corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, talent management, total human health, inclusion, diversity and equity, help co-author the ABC Code of Ethics.
3:45-4:45 p.m. Focus Group Session Block Two
Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act
Protecting the Right to Organize Act has been a top legislative priority and it has passed the Democratic-led House of Representatives multiple times. It is supported by the Biden administration and is awaiting action in the Senate. What does the PRO Act mean to the merit shop and to you as an ABC contractor? What can you do to help prevent this legislation from becoming law? Attend this workshop to understand the impact the PRO Act has on the right for workers to choose their employment path, how secondary boycotting will affect the industry, how your relationship in the supply chain will be affected and how your attorney-privilege will change.
Government-mandated Project Labor Agreements
The Biden administration, Congress and state and local lawmakers are requiring government-mandated project labor agreements in various legislation and regulations. What are GMPLAs and how does the government mandate them? How do they affect your decision to compete? How will they affect your workforce? How do we prevent them from being imposed? What can you do to help promote fair and open competition? If you do work that includes any government financing, you want to attend this workshop.
Labor Issues Today
What are the unions doing to organize your workforce? What are the union’s rights? What actions can unions take? What are your rights? What actions can you take? This workshop will answer these questions and walk through the ABC resources, services and tools available to you and all ABC members.
Legislative Day 2021 General Sessions
June 4, 2021 — 8-11 a.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
-FOX News Media Contributor
Radio host and FOX news media contributor Larry Kudlow will share legislative hot topics and an in-depth look at the issues impacting merit shop contractors and the economy. Kudlow served as assistant to the president for economic policy and director of the national economic council and led the coordination of President Trump’s domestic and global economic policy agenda.
Stay tuned for more speaker announcements.