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National Efforts

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.

Recent Headlines

Construction Job Openings Decreased By 52,000 in October, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30—The construction industry had 371,000 job openings in October, 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...

Election Update; ABC Staff and Members Elected in 2022

With essentially all House races called, Republicans are on pace to hold the House majority by approximately the same margin that Democrats enjoyed in the 117th Congress—around five seats. On the heels of Democrat John Fetterman’s defeat of Dr. Mehmet Oz, Republican,...

ABC Submits Comments Supporting DOT Buy America Waivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the expiration on Nov. 10 of a general waiver to Buy America requirements imposed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. With this expiration, the IIJA’s expanded Buy America requirements are now in...

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Christopher Bullard

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