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PLA Vote in Binghamton

The fight over whether to attach a PLA on the $300 million dollar Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant construction project comes to a vote before the Binghamton City Council tomorrow, Wednesday November 18th.

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Election Summary

Overall, we had a successful election cycle, with 80% of our endorsed candidates coming out victorious. Here is a highlight of some important races from across the state along with a breakdown of how our endorsed candidates performed:

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ABC Endorsed Candidates

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ABC Letter to Binghamton City Council Fact Checking Misinformation

As you are aware, we have attended your last few council meetings and work sessions to speak out against a proposed Project Labor Agreement on the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant. First off, we'd like to thank you for your service to our community. We know that this is an important decision and appreciate that as stewards of tax dollars you are educating yourselves to make a decision and spend these tax dollars wisely and efficiently.

We want to help ensure that you get the best possible treatment plant at the best price. We heard a number of false statements and misinformation being touted and felt it was prudent to address these issues on behalf of our 100+ members and their thousands of employees in Central New York and the Southern Tier.
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ABC, Empire State Calls on NYC Comptroller Stringer to Investigate Misrepresentation of Membership Numbers of Carpenters Union

ABC Empire State President Brian Sampson wrote to NYC Comptroller Stringer to urge him to investigate whether the NYC District Council of
Carpenters (NYCDCC) misrepresented its membership numbers in an effort to inflate the prevailing wage rates for the various trades performed by its members.
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ABC, Empire State Calls For Study on Effects on PLA's

ABC, Empire State President Brian Sampson calls for Governor Cuomo to study the effects of PLA's. Read the rest of entry »

Metro/Long Island Triple Safety Training Class

Metro/Long Island will be offering a Triple Safety Training Class Covering:
  • Back Safety
  • Ladder Safety
  • Head Injury Protection

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Unshackle Upstate and the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Endorse Fred Akshar for State Senate

ROCHESTER, NY – Unshackle Upstate, through its political action  committee UPAC, and the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, formally endorsed Fred Akshar for State Senate in the 52nd District.
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Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter Endorses Dutchess County Executive Molinaro for Re-election

Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson today announced the endorsement of Marcus Molinaro for re-election as Dutchess County Executive. The endorsement comes after a thorough examination by ABC of where the candidates stand on issues relating to free enterprise, fair competition and government transparency.
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Associated Builders & Contractors Encourages Binghamton City Council To Look Out For Local Business & Taxpayers on Joint Sewage Treatment Plant Project

It has been rumored that the City of Binghamton Common Council is entertaining the idea of putting forward a study to examine mandating a
Project Labor Agreement on the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant. On behalf of the taxpayers of the Binghamton area, I will tell you that this is a terrible idea. Before a shovel is even put in the ground, the PLA study will cost the taxpayers of this community upwards of $25,000. Additionally, the study itself will delay the start of this vital project potentially missing the start of a new construction season.
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