Where is Brett Kavanaugh on Labor Issues?

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With a number of vulnerable Senate Democrats in pro-Trump states looking to shift to the center this year, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant position on the U.S. Supreme Court could prove a costly gamble for opponents of the President’s …

ABC Members Highlight Historic LegCon Visit

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Each year, ABC National showcases the vital advocacy efforts of the organization with a weeklong Legislative Conference, or LegCon, in Washington, D.C. The conference is filled with seminars, meetings, and speakers, culminating in an advocacy day throughout the halls of Congress. ABC members …

What’s In There? A Budget Primer

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With the Pennsylvania Senate set to vote on the 2018-2019 general appropriations bill, commonly referred to as the “budget,” this week, it looks like the legislature will wrap up early or on time for the first time in several years. The bill passed …

The Value of a Voice

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs For decades, ABC has been the leading advocate for the merit shop and free enterprise in Harrisburg and Washington. As ABC members, you’ve helped to defeat tax increases, burdensome regulations, and unfair labor practices by making calls, writing letters, and voting. But in …

Governor Set To Sign Legislation Affecting Private Party Contracts

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Senate approved significant changes to a bill that would offer the first major revamp of Pennsylvania’s private contracting law in over 20 years.  Since then, the bill has not traveled to the desk of the Governor, who has indicated …