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ABC, Lawmakers and Industry Groups Call on President Biden to Withdraw His Inflationary Project Labor Agreement Mandate Policies

0 November 18, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

On October 19, 2022, Associated Builders and Contractors submitted more than 40 pages of comments to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council calling on the Biden administration to withdraw a controversial proposed rule that would require anti-competitive and inflationary project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more. ABC’s opposition is joined by more […]

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97% of ABC Contractors Say Biden’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Policies Would Make Federal Construction More Expensive

0 October 17, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

According to a September 2022 survey of ABC contractor members published Step. 28, 2022, 98% oppose President Biden’s proposed rule mandating project labor agreements on federal construction projects of $35 million or more. PLA schemes needlessly increase costs and exacerbate the construction industry’s skilled labor shortage because they exclude almost nine out of 10 workers […]

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Construction and Taxpayer Coalitions Opposes Biden’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Proposal

0 October 17, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

An ABC-led coalition of 22 organizations and associations representing thousands of companies employing millions of workers in the construction industry submitted a comment letter, Oct, 13, 2022, in opposition to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s Aug. 19 proposed rule implementing President Biden’s Feb. 4 Executive Order 14063 requiring controversial and inflationary project labor agreements on federal construction contracts […]

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President Biden’s Inflationary Project Labor Agreement Schemes Hurt Taxpayers and Construction Job Creators

0 August 25, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

ICYMI, here is the Aug. 18, 2022, statement, article and twitter thread from Associated Builders and Contractors in response to the publication of a proposed rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, implementing President Biden’s Executive Order 14063, which requires federal construction contracts of $35 million or more to be subjected […]

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Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Schemes Exacerbate Construction Industry’s Skilled Labor Shortage

2 June 29, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The construction industry is projecting a historic shortage of 650,000 skilled workers in 2022. It is also facing serious supply chain disruptions, unprecedented materials cost inflation of 44% since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and declining investment in nonresidential structures. The Biden administration is aware of these problems that stand to undermine taxpayer investments in […]

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April 2022 Update: ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Continues

0 April 6, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

Since President Biden signed Executive Order 14063, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, on Feb. 4, 2022, mandating project labor agreements on federal construction projects of $35 million or more, numerous lawmakers and taxpayer and business groups have renewed fierce opposition to the Biden administration’s push for government-mandated PLAs on both federal […]

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President Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Executive Order Will Increase Costs to Taxpayers and Exacerbate Construction Industry Skilled Labor Shortage

0 February 4, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

Yesterday, Associated Builders and Contractors issued this press release in reaction to President Biden’s long-rumored executive order (see White House fact sheet) pushing government-mandated project labor agreements on certain federal construction contracts. This policy is bad news for taxpayers and the construction industry. President Biden’s Pro-PLA Executive Order Will Increase Costs to Taxpayers and Exacerbate […]

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BLS: 87.4% of Construction Industry Does Not Belong to a Union

4 February 2, 2022  Featured

The rate of union membership in the construction industry dropped slightly in 2021, from 12.7% to 12.6%, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual union members summary report published on Jan. 20, 2022. However, construction unions added 31,000 members, growing from 993,000 in 2020 to 1.024 million in […]

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Nonunion Workers Suffer Up to 34% in Wage Theft Under Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 October 22, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22—Associated Builders and Contractors today calls attention to a new report that highlights the negative economic impact of controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on nonunion construction workers, who comprise 87.3% of the construction industry workforce. The study found that the limited number of nonunion craft professionals permitted to work on construction projects subject […]

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Advocacy Campaign Opposes Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes in Infrastructure Bill

1 July 26, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

As Congress continues to craft legislation implementing a bipartisan infrastructure framework, ABC  issued a July 13 press release announcing a digital advocacy campaign opposing costly government-mandated project labor agreement schemes on the federal infrastructure legislation. ABC-Led Coalition Announces Six-Figure Advocacy Campaign Build America Local, a coalition of construction industry and business organizations led by Associated […]

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