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New York Open-shop Trade Groups Merge

New York Open-shop Trade Groups Merge The state’s largest non-union construction trade organization has expanded after absorbing another trade group. The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is merging with the New York Construction Alliance (NYCA), according to an ABC statement. NYCA’s leadership will join the Empire State Chapter’s Regional Leadership Committee…

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Major Open Shop Construction Industry Merger in New York State

Major Open Shop Construction Industry Merger in New York State Open shop industry will now speak with one voice: ABC absorbs NYCA Today, the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) announced that the organizations have completed a major move that will resonate throughout New York…

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What Construction of New Bills Stadium Could Mean for Trade Jobs

What Construction of New Bills Stadium Could Mean for Trade Jobs ABC’s Brian Sampson calls PLA on Bills stadium “a slap in the face to our workers.” Building a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills will create 10,000 construction jobs, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. The project is expected to cost $1.4 billion with New…

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Project Labor Agreement Will Sideline Many Workers

Project Labor Agreement Will Sideline Many Workers The Buffalo Bills’ stadium deal should be a great thing for all New Yorkers. However, buried in the deal is a legal mechanism that will exclude seven out of 10 construction workers in the state from working on and benefiting from the new stadium project. Erie County Executive…

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Erie County Exec. Mark Poloncarz Says Out of State Union Will Help Build New Buffalo Bills Stadium

Erie County Exec. Mark Poloncarz Says Out of State Union Will Help Build New Buffalo Bills Stadium https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/2798/2022/03/EC-Exec.-Poloncarz-on-Out-of-State-Union-Building-Bills-Stadium-1.m4a On the WGR 550, Radio Show Schopp & Bulldog Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the new Buffalo Bills Stadium will be built with union labor coming from all over including North-Eastern Pennsylvania. Link to full radio…

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To Best Protect Taxpayers, Avoid Imposing a PLA on Stadium Construction

To Best Protect Taxpayers, Avoid Imposing a PLA on Stadium Construction ABC Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson’s Op-Ed in the Buffalo News. After years of discussion, the Buffalo Bills, their fans and the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan region are finally poised to get a modern stadium that can provide an exceptional gameday experience for one…

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ABC Unveils Safety Technology Guide

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today issued its online Safety Technology Guide, a resource for contractors looking to implement construction technology for the best possible safety performance. “Executing on ABC’s commitment to world-class safety on jobsites requires ABC member contractors to continuously innovate,” said Matt Abeles, ABC vice president of construction technology and innovation. “To…

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Study Examines Cost of PLAs to Nonunion Workers and Employers:

ABC issued a press release calling attention to a new report that highlights the negative economic impact of controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on nonunion construction workers, who comprise 87.3% of the construction industry workforce. The study found that the limited number of nonunion craft professionals permitted to work on construction projects subject to a government-mandated…

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ABC Underscores the Negative Impact of Encouraging Government-Mandated PLAs in Treasury Rulemaking

On July 15, ABC called for changes to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s interim final rule encouraging project labor agreements and other anti-competitive and costly labor policies on certain state and local projects funded by the American Recovery Plan Act of 2021. Treasury issued the May 17 rulemaking, titled Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, along with its Compliance and…

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