Free Enterprise Day Highlights Workforce Development Need

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone Every year, ABC members from across Pennsylvania come together in Harrisburg to take part in the advocacy program known as Free Enterprise Day. The day is packed with meetings with legislators, staff, and administration officials, incorporating networking and other helpful programs …

House Legislation to Focus on Construction E-Verify

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

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 …

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

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

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 …