Blog

Blog/News

From the monthly archives: January 2017

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'January 2017'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

South Glens Falls school officials decide against project labor agreement

MOREAU — The South Glens Falls Central School District’s nearly $58 million capital project will not be done under a project labor agreement. The Board of Education on Tuesday voted against entering into negotiations for a PLA in which every contractor that works on the project would have to sign and be bound by its terms. PLAs often supersede individual union contracts, and the cited benefits include preventing work stoppages from labor disputes. Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton said after voters approved the proposition in December 2015, the board was approached by the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council about exploring a PLA. The board hired a consultant to perform a study to determine whether there would be cost savings under an arrangement. The board had tabled the matter from a contentious December meeting, where advocates for and against PLAs spoke out and the district’s consultant, attorney David Wukitsch, walked out in frustration over critici ... Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Hold ‘World Class Safety’ Presentation with New York Developers

On January 5th, the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Inc. Empire State chapter held it’s “Road Map to World Class Safety” forum in which dozens of developers and contractors from around the New York City area learned how to enhance their knowledge on the benefits of construction safety reform. Brian Sampson, President of the NY state chapter, hosted the event along with national ABC CEO Mike Bellaman, who lead the event charismatically, representing ABC’s well studied Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) program and its substantial difference with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) industry average reports by the Total Recordable Incident Rate. Mr. Bellaman spoke about the gift of choice, appealing to tragedy and success, and the integrity of the work that the construction industry must uphold. The capability of ABC’s STEP program has proven in its evidence (1) the need for site orientation; (2) the creation of site committee’s; (3) ... Read the rest of entry »

Recent Posts

"Union leaders demanding 'construction safety for all' should mean it"
 Joshua Reap  Thursday, August 31, 2017  1

By Joshua Reap http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170830/OPINION/170829884   New York’s construction union bosses have claimed they want to increase...

115th Congress – Federal Update
 Joshua Reap  Tuesday, August 8, 2017  0

115th Congress – Federal Update August Recess Begins Summer vacation began in Washington on Friday. President Donald Trump left for two weeks in Bedminster...

Upcoming Events

5-14 51st Avenue 4th Floor Long Island City, NY 11001 (map)
The Rinaldi Group, 125 Maiden Lane, 5th FL, New Yo (map)
Safety & Health Training Center 2495 Main St. #118 (map)
  1. Re: Upcoming Training

    CGC Jhanjeri is one of the best colleges in the North India and we are providing the best quality of...

    -- vote

  2. Re: Upcoming Training

    CGC Jhanjeri is one of the best colleges in the North India and we are providing the best quality of...

    -- vote

  3. Re: Final Rules on Blacklisting, Sick Leave Forthcoming

    Ultra Boost Mulberry Handbags Mulberry UK Coach Outlet Birkenstock Birkenstock Sandals UGG Outlet Burberry...

    -- MLB Jerseys

  4. Re: "Union leaders demanding 'construction safety for all' should mean it"

    This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog. I just subscribe your blog...

    -- custom essay writing service

  5. Re: Construction Leaders Take to the Airwaves to Educate Congress on Workforce Issues

    Thanks for sharing the worth full post here.Good to see the investment in a future workforce.The are...

    -- best essay writing service

  6. Re: Final Rules on Blacklisting, Sick Leave Forthcoming

    micro center

    -- kart

  7. Re: ABC Comments on Burdensome EPA Regulations

    Hey, thank you so much for sharing this fabulous Post with all of us here. It is posts like these that...

    -- Yorick

  8. Re: Associated Builders and Contractors Announces Full List of State Senate Endorsements

    Your blog is very nice thank you for share this information this is really superb I like it very much...

    -- best essay writing service

  9. Re: OSHA Rescinds "Union Walk Around Rule”

    I read this post for many times because it has very nice content for us. keep it up and share more post...

    -- Calbert

  10. Re: DOB targets Gilbane after concrete, crowbar falls from Macklowe’s East 59th Street site

    Good to see that they are taking some serious steps here to avoid future mishaps. Thank you for sharing...

    -- expansion joint covers

Enter your e-mail and subscribe to our newsletter.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State is the voice of the merit shop in the New York construction industry.  We believe the merit shop movement is a movement for the betterment of the individual... the construction industry... and the nation.. 
  • Address: 6369 Collamer Rd. East Syracuse, NY 13057

  • Phone: (315) 463-7539

  • Email: Empire@abcnys.org