ABC PA Applauds Lebanon County Commissioners for Support of Free Enterprise

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Contact: Brent Sailhamer Director of Government Affairs, ABC PA 717.653.8106 or brent@abcpa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2019 (HARRISBURG, PA.) Today, the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Pennsylvania applauded the efforts of Lebanon County Commissioners Robert Phillips and Bill Ames for their vote to prohibit the use of …

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 …

House Committee Focuses on Banning Project Labor Agreements

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Project Labor Agreements, or pre-hire collective bargaining agreements that mandate the use of union-only labor, have been around for decades, but lately, there’s been a nationwide push to ban the discriminatory practice.  So much so that 23 states now outlaw the use of …

ABC Files Suit to Halt PennDOT Project Labor Agreement

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone For months, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards has been hounded by members of the General Assembly and construction industry groups about the reconstruction of U.S. Route 202 in Montgomery County. While the project itself is nothing out of …