Government Affairs

Government Affairs

ABC has always made government affairs the core of our mission.  No other group represents you as a contractor like ABC.  On the state and federal level, our members and staff lobby for a radical notion: fair and free competition in contracting without excessive government mandates or intrusion.

Although it is a simple concept, ABC is constantly forced to beat back attempts to impose discriminatory laws and regulation.  We utilize a combination of professional staff, grassroots action, and political endorsements to promote our agenda at the Capitol.

Our top issues are:
  • Stop government-sanctioned employment discrimination (union-only project labor agreements).
  • Prevent expansion of prevailing wage mandates and promote reform to better reflect market wages.
  • Promote and protect apprenticeships that work for union and non-union workers, and develop the next generation of the construction workforce.
  • Promote healthy development of the construction marketplace, including outreach to minority communities.
  • Fight overreach in regulation and stop unnecessary licensure.

ABC Fights for You on the Federal and State Issues

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