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 endorsed candidates were vetted using the Associated Builders and Contractors candidate questionnaire responses, legislative scorecards and previous voting records.

“We need people in office that believe in a brighter future for New York State. The candidates that we’ve endorsed today will fight for tax relief, sensible regulatory reforms and a better business climate in New York.” said Brian Sampson, President of ABC, Empire State. “We are proud to endorse these candidates and encourage voters to support them with us on Election Day.”

See ABC Empire Chapter’s First Round of Endorsements Here…

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By |November 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, Statewide|

Brian Sampson, president of the Empire State chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), said the study misuses the data. His association is a national construction organization devoted to merit contractors, encouraging open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

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Critics also argue that the cost of wind power has been made even more expensive in New York by a requirement that awardees include project labor agreements in all contracts. The issue has so alarmed Brian Sampson, President of the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, that he has asked State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to look into it.

Ogdensburg City Council Votes to Award Wastewater Treatment Plant Contract, Lawsuit Considered by Contractors’ Group

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Albany, News|

OGDENSBURG — City Council unanimously voted to award a construction contract to Jett Industries of Colliersville for the $35.9 million wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project, but also caught an earful from two separate parties skeptical about the process, Monday night.

Ogdensburg City Council Awards WWTP Project Bid, Despite Complaints From Non-Union Labor Representative

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Albany, News|

Ogdensburg City Council took a tongue lashing after accepting a $35.9 million wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project bid from Jett Industries. Amanda Bertram, vice president of public affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors, called the award shameful and told city councilors they should have heeded her warnings about entering into a project labor agreement just to please Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

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