House Legislation to Focus on Construction E-Verify

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By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone This week, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) circulated a co-sponsorship memo to his House colleagues for legislation that would require the use of E-verify for construction industry employees. Mackenzie, who maintained a B rating with ABC in the 2017-2018 legislation session and sits …

ABC Keystone Nets Silver Grassroots Award

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By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone At last week’s ABC Convention in Long Beach, CA, the ABC National office recognized various levels of commitment to advocacy among the 69 chapters nationwide. Criteria for recognition included: Regular communications to members regarding advocacy issues Dedicated committee structures Improved lobbying efforts …

Waiving the White Flag: PennDOT Withdraws Appeal of Commonwealth Court’s Markley Street PLA Decision

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By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone In 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) took an innovative step and announced that they would be attempting to use a project labor agreement (PLA), requiring bidders to hire from prescribed union halls, rather than use their own employees. The trial …

Musical Chairs

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone As is customary at the onset of every biennial legislative session, a new team of leadership is selected to direct policy, set goals, and work to find common ground. Months ago, the state Senate renewed their confidence in Sen. Jake Corman …