The Voice of New York's Merit Shop






We are the voice of the merit shop in NY. Our members simply want to compete for work on a level playing field.  It's that simple. And our team at the Empire Chapter works each and every day to make sure that’s possible. We also work to ensure that you have access to top notch educational programs that will provide you with the trained, knowledgeable workforce that you need to compete in this ever changing industry. Simply put, ABC helps keep your business moving. We could not accomplish any of this without your investment in us. You recognize the importance of a unified voice that protects your interests and looks out for you. ABC  Empire State understands that your dollars are hard earned, and we work to leverage and maximize every dollar you invest in us to increase your return on investment. Thank you for your investment. You have my word that your Empire State will continue to grow. Our collective voice is going to get a lot louder. -Brian Sampson

A Wisconsin Lesson for Trump the Builder

 Joshua Reap  Monday, April 17, 2017  0

‘Project labor agreements’ drive up costs on public-works projects. Ben Brubeck April 16, 2017 2:14 p.m. ET President Trump may be a famous builder...

ABC National Chair Calls on Congress to End Government Mandated Project Labor Agreements

 Joshua Reap  Monday, April 17, 2017  0

2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich’s op-ed calling on Congress to pass the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1552/S. 622) was published in The Hill...

A phony push for construction site safety

 Joshua Reap  Monday, April 10, 2017  0

When unions can’t compete, they turn to city pols to get an edge, and that seems to be what’s driving a City Council bill adding a new mandate for construction...

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