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ABC Empire State In the Media

As the only association in New York State advocating for the merit shop philosophy, ABC, Empire State is YOUR VOICE. We have been making sure that our message is heard. Across the state, everyone from government officials to the general public is taking notice. Below are some recent highlights from ABC, Empire State in the media. This is only the beginning; our voice is going to get a whole lot louder!

Date: Publication Article: Region/City: Article:
1/30/16 Syracuse Post-Standard Union Leaders- PLAs Central NY- Syracuse Union leader: Project labor agreements actually save money (Your letters)
1/29/16 Kingston Daily Freeman Superintendents Whining About State Aid- PLAs Eastern NY- Kingston LETTER: Kingston superintendent’s ‘whining’ about state aid is ironic
1/26/16 Syracuse Post-Standard State Fair PLAs Central NY- Syracuse State labor rules could drive up cost of state fairgrounds makeover (Your letters)
1/26/16 Fox 40 David Calls For Berg to Step Down- PLAs Central NY- Binghamton David Calls for Berg to Temporarily Step Down
1/25/16 Press and Sun Bulletin Voicemail from City Councilman Berg- PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Voice mail from Binghamton City Councilman under investigation
1/21/16 NY Daily News Builders Group, Union Trade Jabs- Tax Credit Metro- NYC EXCLUSIVE Builders group, union trade jabs over jobs lost from expiring tax credit for affordable housing
12/23/15 Press and Sun Bulletin PLAs: City Council Fails to Override Veto Central NY- Binghamton City Council fails to override David's veto of PLA measure
12/23/15 Time Warner Cable News PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Project Labor Agreement for Sewage Plant in Johnson City Voted Down
12/22/15 WBNG Action News PLAs: City Council Fails to Override Veto Central NY- Binghamton Binghamton City Council fails to override PLA veto
12/22/15 Fox 40 Binghamton PLAs: City Council Votes No Central NY- Binghamton City Council Votes ‘No’ On PLA Override
12/14/15 Buffalo News Skilled Worker Demand Western NY- Buffalo Demand for skilled workers exceeds supply amid building boom
12/09/15 WBNG Binghamton PLAs: Binghamton City Council Overrides Veto Central NY- Binghamton Binghamton City Council votes to override PLA veto in two weeks
12/09/15 Press and Sun Bulletin PLAs: Vote Pulled from City Council Agenda Central NY- Binghamton Vote on PLA pulled from City Council agenda
11/06/15 Central NY Business Journal Business Groups Launch Coalition Central NY Business groups launch coalition to oppose New York’s $15 minimum-wage plan
11/04/15 News 10 Albany Minimum Wage Eastern NY- Albany Organizations join together to oppose minimum wage hike
11/04/15 WBNG Binghamton PLAs: Binghamton City Council Overrides Veto Central NY- Binghamton Back to business for lawmakers after Election Day
11/03/15 WBNG 12 Action News PLAs Central NY- Binghamton The Fight over a PLA Continues Ahead of Decision
11/03/15 News Channel 34 PLAs: rallies Central NY- Binghamton Supporters and Opponents Hold PLA Rallies
11/03/15 Glens Falls Post Star Stefanik- election donations Eastern NY- Glens Falls Stefanik receives $6K from construction industry in 3rd Quarter
11/02/15 Fox 40 WICZ Binghamton PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Groups Rally Opposing Views on a Project Labor Agreement
11/02/15 Binghamton Homepage PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Supporters and opponents hold PLA rallies
11/02/15 Fox 40 Binghamton PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Unions Protest PLAs at City Council Work Session
11/02/15 Fox 40 WICZ Binghamton PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Unions Protest PLAs at City Council Work Session
10/16/15 WCNY Insight Brian Sampson: Minimum Wage Central NY Insight 10/16/15
10/15/15 Capital Tonight Brian Sampson Interview Central NY Investment in Genesee County” (Video)
10/14/15 Capital NY Investigation of Carpenter’s Union Metro/NYC Trade group urges Stringer to investigate carpenters union
10/14/15 Albany Times Union Cuomo- Impact of PLAs Eastern NY- Albany Contractors: Cuomo should study impact of labor agreements
10/14/15 Albany Times Union Endorsement of Akshar Eastern NY- Albany Unshackle Upstate, Builders group endorses Akshar
10/14/15 Syracuse Post-Standard NY negotiating with RI firm for State Fair Central NY- Syracuse NY negotiating with Rhode Island-based firm to manage State Fair overhaul
10/14/15 NY State of Politics Akshar endorsements Eastern NY- Albany Akshar Picks Up More Endorsements From Business Groups
10/08/15 Mid-Hudson News Builders Group Backs Molinaro Eastern NY- Poughkeepsie Builders group backs Molinaro for reelection
10/07/15 Press and Sun Bulletin PLAs: No Labor Deal for Sewage Treatment Central NY- Binghamton Guest Viewpoint: No labor deal for sewage treatment
10/07/15 Press and Sun Bulletin PLAs: Labor Deal would save $5.5m Central NY- Binghamton Report: Labor deal for sewage plant would save $5.5M
10/07/15 TWC News Binghamton NY Southern Tier Contractors: PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Some Southern Tier Contractors Speak Out About Upcoming City Project
10/07/15 Press and Sun Bulletin PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Report: Labor deal for sewage plant would save $5.5M
10/07/15 Press and Sun Bulletin Guest Viewpoint: PLAs Central NY- Binghamton Guest Viewpoint: No labor deal for sewage treatment
10/06/15 News Channel 9 Syracuse Local Hiring Law Central NY- Binghamton Syracuse families push for local hiring law, facing resistance
9/30/15 Politico NY NY State Fair: PLA Central NY- Syracuse Non-union contractors assail change to state fair RFP”
9/29/15 Syracuse Post-Standard Projected Cost of NY State Fair Project Central NY- Syracuse Projected cost of NY State Fair makeover climbing
9/17/15 Seneca Daily Skilled Trades Day Rochester 10th Annual Skilled Trades Day Event For Students
9/10/15 Albany Times Union Minimum Wage Eastern NY- Albany Cuomo’s $15 minimum wage React-O-Mat™
8/13/15 Capital Tonight Minimum Wage, 421-a, Scaffold Central NY Fast Food Wage Impact on Other Industries” (Video)
7/02/15 Real Estate Weekly Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) Metro/NYC Project Labor Agreements diminish competition, raise costs
6/18/15 WIBX 950 Career in Trades Central NY Brian Sampson - CTE Diplomas
6/12/15 Kingston Times PLAs: School District Eastern NY- Kingston Project labor agreement not a good deal for school district, analysis finds
4/24/15 Daily Freeman Kingston High renovation study: PLAs Eastern NY- Kingston LETTER: Kingston High renovation study disappoints contractors’ association
1/22/15 Press and Sun Bulletin Voicemail from City Councilman Berg- PLAs Central NY- Binghamton “oice mail from city Councilman Berg raises concerns
1/06/15 NY Post Cuomo- PLAs Metro/State How Andrew Cuomo wastes millions on state construction

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