ABMA Strategizes Support of Priority Issues


The ABMA Legislative Committee met on May 26th. The committee strategized on how to build additional support for the legislative priorities discussed during Advocacy Week in April. The Employer Directed Skills Act (HR 6255) sponsored by Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) would empower employers to determine the skills their workforce needs, streamline the process for workers to access skills development, and leverage private sector investments to make employers a stakeholder in the reskilling process. During Advocacy Week, Representative Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) signed onto the bill. Six other legislators also stated they will sign on to the bill. ABMA staff is following up on those commitments. If progress is not made, ABMA members will be asked to assist.

SBA COVID-19 Relief Options

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a number of relief programs and counseling opportunities for small businesses affected by COVID-19.  Read more here.

DOL Coronavirus Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor has compiled a Coronavirus resource page that can help businesses navigate questions on vaccines, workplace safety, unemployment, and much more. Read more here.

OSHA’s Current Workplace COVID Guidance

OSHA Guidance

This guidance is intended to help employers and workers not covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)…