The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently published a study evaluating the effects of state prevailing wage policy on road construction and maintenance costs. Prevailing wage requirements undermine nonunion contractors’ competitiveness for public works contracts by standardizing the payment of union wage rates via methodologically defective surveys.
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New Mackinac Study Expands Literature on Prevailing Wage Waste
ABC Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling That Narrows Scope of WOTUS
WASHINGTON, May 25—Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following statement from Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck on the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 25 ruling narrowing the scope of “waters of the United States” in the Sackett...
ABC’s Sizemore Reappointed To Serve on OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
WASHINGTON, May 25—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Labor to a third term as a representative for U.S....
Ed Capodanno Honored by Delaware State Legislature
ABC Delaware President Ed Capodanno was recognized with a tribute thanking him for his “long and illustrious leadership at both Associated Builders and Contractors, Delaware Chapter, and a wide range of community service work in the First State,” signed by every...
ABC, Coalition Urge Senate To Oppose Confirmation of Julie Su as Labor Secretary
ABC and dozens of employer organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Senate on May 8 expressing their opposition on Julie Su’s stalled nomination for secretary of labor. The groups cited her troubling record and failure to adequately explain how she would run the DOL in...
Free Enterprise Alliance Tailgate at the Bullpen During Legislative Conference—June 14
ABC’s Free Enterprise Alliance is hosting a Tailgate Party at the Bullpen (1201 Half St. SE, Washington, D.C.) and will flow directly into the Congressional Baseball Game. Read More