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Gov. Kasich Addresses ABC Member Concerns in TeleForum

Presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) addressed and responded to questions from members of a coalition of major nationwide business groups in a TeleForum today. Kasich answered questions from members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors, Business-Industry Political Action Committee, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business and National Retail Federation. Read the rest of entry »

The Last Stand on Fighting a $300 Million Dollar PLA in Binghamton

On Wednesday, December 9th, the Binghamton City Council will hold a meeting where they will vote whether or not to override Mayor David’s veto on a resolution pertaining to the attachment of a PLA on the $300 million dollar Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant. 

Mayor David's veto, if it stands,  ultimately means that a PLA will NOT be attached to this project, opening up work to local contractors and hundreds of workers in the Southern Tier, as well as saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.  

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ABC Announces Spring Semester Schedule

ABC, Empire State today announced their class offerings for the 2016 spring session.

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Associated Builders & Contractors Issues Statement on Mayor David’s PLA Veto

Associated Builders & Contractors Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson issued a statement today on Mayor David’s veto of a Project Labor Agreement on the Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant:
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Jeb Bush Addresses ABC Member Concerns

Presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addressed and responded to questions from members of a coalition of major nationwide business groups in a TeleForum this afternoon. Bush answered questions from members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors, Business-Industry Political Action Committee, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business and National Retail Federation. Read the rest of entry »

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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