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 PLAs: Project Labor Agreements Central NY – Syracuse Union Leader: Project Labor Agreements Actually Save Money (Your Letters)
1/29/16 Kingston Daily Freeman PLAs: Superintendent’s ‘Whining’ Eastern NY – Kingston LETTER: Kingston Superintendent’s ‘Whining’ About State Aid Is Ironic
1/26/16 Syracuse Post – Standard PLAs: State Labor Rules Central NY – Syracuse State Labor Rules Could Drive Up Cost of State Fairgrounds Makeover (Your Letters)
1/26/16 USA Today PLAs: GOP Calls For Berg To Step Down Central NY – Binghamton GOP Council Members Urge Berg To Temporarily Step Aside
1/22/16 USA Today PLAs: Voice Mail From City Councilman Berg Central NY – Binghamton Voice Mail From City Councilman Berg Raises Concerns
1/21/16 New York Daily News Tax Credit: Builders Group, Union Trade Jabs Metro – NYC EXCLUSIVE: Builders Group, Union Trade Jabs Over Jobs Lost From Expiring Tax Credit For Affordable Housing
1/06/16 New York Post PLAs: Andrew Cuomo Metro – State How Andrew Cuomo Wastes Millions On State Construction
12/23/15 USA Today 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: Project Labor Agreements Central NY – Binghamton Project Labor Agreement For Sewage Plant In Johnson City Voted Down
12/22/15 Fox 40 PLAs: City Council Votes “No” Central NY – Binghamton City Council Votes “No” On PLA Override
12/15/15 Philanthropy New York Skilled Worker Demand Western NY – Buffalo Demand For Skilled Workers Exceeds Supply Amid Building Boom In Buffalo
12/09/15 WBNG Binghamton PLAs: Binghamton City Council Votes Central NY – Binghamton Binghamton City Council Votes To Override PLA Veto In Two Weeks
12/09/15 USA Today PLAs: Vote Pulled From City Council Agenda Central NY – Binghamton Vote On PLA Pulled From City Council Agenda
11/09/15 Watertown Daily Times Business Groups Launch Coalition Central NY Business Groups Launch Coalition Opposing Cuomo’s $15 Minimum-Wage Proposal
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: Back To Business Central NY – Binghamton Back To Business For Lawmakers After Election Day
11/03/15 WBNG 12 Action News PLAs: Decision Central NY – Binghamton The Fight Over A PLA Continues Ahead of Decision
11/03/15 Binghamton Homepage PLAs: Rallies Central NY – Binghamton Supporters and Opponents Hold PLA Rallies
11/03/15 The Post Star Stefanik: Election Donations Eastern NY – Glens Falls Stefanik Receives $6K From Construction Industry In 3rd Quarter
11/02/15 Fox 40 PLAs: Project Labor Agreements Central NY – Binghamton Groups Rally Opposing Views On A Project Labor Agreement
11/02/15 Fox 40 PLAs: Union Protest Central NY – Binghamton Unions Protest PLAs At City Council Work Session
10/16/15 WCNY Brian Sampson: Minimum Wage Central NY Insight 10/16/15
10/15/15 Spectrum News Brian Sampson: Genesee County Central NY Investment In Genesee County
10/14/15 Politico New York 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 New York Negotiating With Rhode Island 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 USA Today PLAs: No Labor Deal Central NY – Binghamton Guest Viewpoint: No Labor Deal For Sewage Treatment
10/07/15 USA Today PLAs: Labor Deal Would Save $5.5m Central NY – Binghamton Report: Labor Deal For Sewage Plant Would Save $5.5M
10/07/15 Spectrum News PLAs: Southern Tier Contractors Central NY – Binghamton Some Southern Tier Contractors Speak Out About Upcoming City Project
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 New York PLAs: New York State Fair Central NY – Syracuse Non-Union Contractors Assail Change To State Fair RFP
9/29/15 Syracuse Post – Standard Projected Cost of New York State Fair 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
7/02/15 Real Estate Weekly PLAs: Project Labor Agreements 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 Hudson Valley One PLAs: School District Eastern NY – Kingston Project Labor Agreement Not A Good Deal For School District, Analysis Finds
4/24/15 Daily Freeman PLAs: Kingston High Renovation Study Eastern NY – Kingston LETTER: Kingston High Renovation Study Disappoints Contractors’ Association
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