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Federal court upholds legality of NLRB ‘ambush’ election rule

Sources: Littler Mendelson P.C., San Francisco; CP staff

A federal district court has dismissed one of two lawsuits filed earlier this year seeking to invalidate the National Labor Relations Board’s Representation-Case Procedures, dubbed by critics as the “ambush” election rule as it facilitates an accelerated petition-to-election timetable for unions seeking to represent their bargaining unit targets.

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NPCA solicits producer input on OSHA boom truck operator certification

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

A 10-question NPCA survey is aimed at helping address the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s impending crane operator certification rule. Though the rule does not take effect until 2017, NPCA notes potential issues with one of the certification exams because it tests on knowledge of larger cranes that require more complex load chart calculations than the boom models typically used in precast delivery. The association seeks survey participation from U.S. and Canadian members, as boom truck operator certification would apply to producers in the latter country shipping to job sites over the border. The survey can be completed here.

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Organizers call for papers at co-located 2016 SCC, Sustainability Conferences

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

NRMCA and Missouri University of Science & Technology invite abstracts for the 2016 Self-Consolidating Concrete Conference and the International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC), May 15-18 in Washington, D.C. Engineers, architects, public works officials, material suppliers, researchers, academics, students, contractors and concrete industry professionals are encouraged to share their research, experiences and accomplishments in advancing SCC and sustainable concrete design, production and construction.

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