ABC Responds to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan That Is Rife With ABC-opposed Labor Policies:

On March 31, the Biden administration released a more than $2 trillion infrastructure outline titled the “American Jobs Plan.” While the plan calls for federal spending over the next eight years to improve the nation’s infrastructure, including for transportation, broadband, energy, and drinking water, it also includes funding for schools and child-care facilities, affordable housing, workforce development and manufacturing.

ABC Responds to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan That Is Rife With ABC-opposed Labor Policies:2021-03-31T19:17:55-04:00

Builders: Katko’s Vote Aiding Labor Unions Reduces Workers’ Rights

The point here is this: The PRO Act is not for workers, as Congress claims, Katko made a bad vote, and our membership knows it. As they say, “the devil is in the details” and Congressman, it doesn’t seem like you looked through the fine print.

Builders: Katko’s Vote Aiding Labor Unions Reduces Workers’ Rights2021-03-26T11:13:16-04:00

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Kelly O’Leary

Kelly O'Leary, Apprentice Electrician, C.M. Richey Electrical Contractors, Inc.  Kelly started working in male-dominated industries in 2014 as an automobile mechanic. In doing so, she developed a base knowledge of how electricity works, and after about four-and-a-half years she decided she wanted to shift to a new career path with better opportunities. That is [...]

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Kelly O’Leary2021-03-11T09:54:17-05:00

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark, VP, P&W Electric  Vice President of Operations for P & W Electric, Lisa has more than 25 years of experience with the company and a background in a variety of disciplines within the electrical contracting field. She has worked in areas from project management to administrative services, including payroll, estimating, and human [...]

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Lisa Clark2021-03-10T11:43:26-05:00

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Amber French!

Amber began her journey as an electrician in 2013. As a single mother of three boys, at the time, she knew that she needed a solid way to provide for her children while teaching them the value of hard work. 

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates Amber French!2021-03-09T11:55:47-05:00

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates ABC Board Member Erin Sperry!

Erin Sperry, President,  Sperryco, LLC Erin Sperry is the President and Owner of SperryCo, LLC, a heavy/highway and commercial contractor specializing in geotechnical construction - deep foundations and support of excavation systems. SperryCo pursues projects primarily in the upstate New York region. Erin studied engineering at Clarkson University and had previous experience as an [...]

ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates ABC Board Member Erin Sperry!2021-03-09T11:54:42-05:00

Labor Affiliation Shouldn’t Matter When Rebuilding New York

To say that “Building New York out of pandemic means supporting Union Labor”, Crains New York Business, February 3, 2021, is to say that overlooking hundreds of thousands of New York City resident workers in ethe open shop world is actually helpful in a pandemic.

Labor Affiliation Shouldn’t Matter When Rebuilding New York2021-02-09T10:58:06-05:00

Labor agreement for I-81 will raise costs and sideline local workers (Commentary)

Earlier this week, the Post Standard published an article submitted by Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Operating Officer Jeff Albert regarding a potential PLA on the I-81 project.

Labor agreement for I-81 will raise costs and sideline local workers (Commentary)2021-02-01T11:50:59-05:00

Non-union Businesses Locked Out of Bidding to Rebuild Olympic Oval

ABC Empire State Board Member Jeff Luck from Luck Brothers Construction sends a letter to the Olympic Regional Development Authority asking them to remove the PLA on a major renovation project. ABC is also engaging with ORDA to remove the PLA requirement.

Non-union Businesses Locked Out of Bidding to Rebuild Olympic Oval2021-02-01T11:57:02-05:00

Summary of New COVID Stimulus Package

President Trump signed the Stimulus Package on December 27th to provide economic relief for individuals and businesses effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have provided a detailed overview of what is in this new relief package. Economic Impact Payments $600 EIP per eligible individual, including dependent children EIP begins to phase out for individuals [...]

Summary of New COVID Stimulus Package2021-01-05T11:09:03-05:00
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