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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

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

The Buffalo News: Another Voice: Revision To Apprenticeship Law Hurts Taxpayers

In late April, the Erie County Legislature, in a vote along party lines, passed Local Law 4-1 to close what they deemed to be a “loophole” in their apprenticeship law. Unfortunately, for the residents in Erie County, the ill-informed and misguided members of the Democratic majority chose to dramatically increase the cost of public construction at a time when financial resources for infrastructure are scarce.

The Buffalo News: Another Voice: Revision To Apprenticeship Law Hurts Taxpayers2018-09-21T16:13:19+00:00

The Buffalo News: Plan To Tighten County Apprenticeship Rules Draws Concern

What appears to be a minor change in an existing law has drawn concerns from business groups who think it would exclude many non-union contractors from county work.

The Buffalo News: Plan To Tighten County Apprenticeship Rules Draws Concern2018-09-21T16:14:21+00:00

Cuomo and his Surrogates are Pressuring Local Manufacturer to Build with Discriminatory PLA

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson blasted Governor Cuomo appointee Howard Zemsky and his team at Empire State Development Corp (ESDC). for pressuring Athenex leadership to place a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on the construction of their new plant in Dunkirk.

Cuomo and his Surrogates are Pressuring Local Manufacturer to Build with Discriminatory PLA2018-09-18T17:54:00+00:00