Associated Builders and Contractors conducts a variety of campaigns that are designed to track and disseminate news and relevant information about the detrimental policies that impact merit shop contractors and their employees.
The Truth About PLAs
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com is a project of Associated Builders and Contractors designed to track and disseminate news and relevant information about the detrimental effects of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). PLAs are costly and discriminatory pre-hire construction agreements that effectively restrict merit shop contractors and their employees from bidding and working on construction projects.
Halt the Assault
The Free Enterprise Alliance is leading the campaign to Halt the Assault on America’s free enterprise system. The Free Enterprise Alliance is the action arm for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and other advocates of limited government, open and fair (and intense) competition, and the economically sound principles upon which America was built. At the heart of the Free Enterprise Alliance’s mission is the belief that while we need government for common sense regulations, the scales have tipped too far in favor of government intrusion and its advocates.
Build More Schools
BuildMoreSchools.com is a project of Associated Builders and Contractors that highlights how costly and discriminatory government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) force taxpayers to pay more for school construction. Waste and mismanagement can have a real impact on our children’s education and every dollar wasted could mean fewer classrooms, teachers or books.
Nonresidential Construction Employment Increases in May Despite Signs of Weakness in Economy, Says ABC
WASHINGTON, June 2—The construction industry added 25,000 jobs on net in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has increased by...
Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases in April Despite Recession Fears, Says ABC
WASHINGTON, June 1—National nonresidential construction spending expanded 1.9% in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending...
ABC Urges DOL To Abandon Overtime Proposed Rulemaking
On May 25, ABC joined the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, urging Acting Secretary Julie Su to abandon or at least postpone issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking that...
Construction Job Openings Increase By 68,000 in April, Says ABC
WASHINGTON, May 31—The construction industry had 383,000 job openings in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. JOLTS defines a job opening as any...
ABC Supports Bipartisan Bill To Avoid Default, Limit Government Spending and Reform the Permitting Process
WASHINGTON, May 30—ABC issued the following statement today in support of the recently announced bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023.
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The networking opportunities and professional relationships I’ve developed would have never happened without ABC Carolinas. I am proud to be a member of a trade organization that fights for its members. I am constantly amazed at the pool of knowledge that surrounds me when I attend an ABCC function. If you care about the construction industry, you should be a member of ABC Carolinas.
ABC Carolinas sets the bar for Industry networking, engagement, training, and future success. The combination of general contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, and suppliers is second to none! Their commitment to welcoming every new Member company and introducing them to all the above is something you will not experience in any other group.
The events that ABC of the Carolinas puts on are second to none! Lots of networking opportunities and great training programs to boot!
Not only is ABC the leader in our industry as it relates to Safety, Workforce Development, and the protection of the Merit Shop. It is also where I have found the highest quality subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers to help us deliver the best projects to our clients. ABC Carolinas and its Members continue to lead the construction industry in every way.
ABC Carolinas provide the perfect environment to network and connect with subcontractors, vendors and suppliers in the industry. Their focus on safety, workforce development and government affairs adds significant value to the construction industry in North Carolina and South Carolina. For Graycor, our investment and participation in ABC Carolinas continues to pay dividends and a solid return on investment.