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The Empire Chapter releases its second round of 2018 candidate endorsements

The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, representing more than 425 merit shop contractors across New York State, through its Political Action Committee announced its second round of 2018 candidate endorsements.

The Empire Chapter releases its second round of 2018 candidate endorsements2018-10-25T14:56:55+00:00

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) Announce Partnership to Unify and Strengthen the Merit and Open Shop Voice of New York City

The new partnership will consolidate the open shop community into a more cohesive, organized and influential voice while expanding safety and craft training opportunities for workers.

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) Announce Partnership to Unify and Strengthen the Merit and Open Shop Voice of New York City2018-10-16T20:28:14+00:00

NY POST: Labor war with Hudson Yards developer could be a good thing

The Building and Construction Trades Council is stepping up its war against the developer at Hudson Yards, Related Cos. — and the shakeout could spell good news for New Yorkers.

NY POST: Labor war with Hudson Yards developer could be a good thing2018-10-16T12:02:32+00:00

Take Closer Look at Labor Agreements

Since taking office, Cuomo's taken aggressive steps to appease his union donors by using project labor agreements to award contracts. Such agreements are pre-hire ones with labor organizations requiring that the workforce come from the local hiring hall. Using project labor agreements virtually eliminates competition for the unions, ensuring their contractors win the work.

Take Closer Look at Labor Agreements2019-02-11T13:05:12+00:00

AUDIO: The Capitol Pressroom Talks With Brian Sampson

A bill that would require prevailing wage on private projects receiving public funds has raised the ire of a number of organizations. Brian Sampson, President of the Associated Builders and Contractors Empire State Chapter, weighed in on the bill.

AUDIO: The Capitol Pressroom Talks With Brian Sampson2018-09-21T16:09:01+00:00

New York Post: How Union Construction Privileges Bleed Taxpayers Dry

At a recent campaign rally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed his promise to New York City construction-union bosses and members, who just so happen to be among his biggest backers: “There will never be a state project that isn’t built with union labor” while he’s governor.

New York Post: How Union Construction Privileges Bleed Taxpayers Dry2018-09-21T16:10:05+00:00

Syracuse: City’s Bid Requirements “Unrealistic,” Leave Syracuse Kids Behind (Your Letters)

Student-athletes at Fowler High School have spent nearly a decade without a home athletic field. This is largely due to excessive, unnecessary and frankly unfair regulation.

Syracuse: City’s Bid Requirements “Unrealistic,” Leave Syracuse Kids Behind (Your Letters)2018-09-21T16:11:02+00:00

Construction Citizen: ABC Members and NCC Competitors Inspired By Opening Presentations At ABC Convention 2018

The Opening General Session of the ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, California began this year with an explosion of sound and excitement.

Construction Citizen: ABC Members and NCC Competitors Inspired By Opening Presentations At ABC Convention 20182018-09-21T16:12:16+00:00