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Project Labor Agreements

PLAs end open, fair and competitive bidding

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Davis Bacon Act

Hinders economic growth, increases the federal deficit

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Priority Issue Briefs

"Blacklisting" Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

On Aug. 24, 2016, President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (or “blacklisting”) final rule, which would have threatened federal contractors...

Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

Anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) end open, fair and competitive bidding on contracts to build taxpayer-funded...

Davis-Bacon Act/Prevailing Wage

More than 80 years old, the Davis-Bacon Act is a wage subsidy law administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that mandates so-called...

National Labor Relations Board

The five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is tasked with interpreting and enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The agency is...

DOL “Persuader” Final Rule

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule designed to eviscerate employers’ rights to free speech, freedom of association...

Immigration Reform

As the economy continues to recover, construction firms will face a shortage of qualified workers and craft professionals. Unfortunately, current immigration...

Energy/Environment

The commercial construction industry has a unique interest in energy policy, as it represents not only a large-scale energy consumer, but also acts as...

Estate Tax Repeal

Due in large part to the estate tax, more than 70 percent of family businesses do not survive to the second generation, and 90 percent fail to see the...

Health Care

ABC continues to call on Congress to advance common-sense health care solutions that will provide greater choice and affordability and allow private insurers...

Independent Contractors

Independent contractors are an important part of the construction industry due to its fluctuating work demands and are often the answer to a pressing demand...

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