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 project labor agreements (PLAs) on […]

House Panel Looks To Ban Project Labor Agreements

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs March 21, 2018 As the state legislature begins to gear up for its annual budget slog ahead of the June 30th deadline, other legislation has begun to fly. Recently, the House State Government Committee, chaired by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), brought up House Bill 1849 for a vote. […]

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 PLAs on publicly-funded projects, including […]

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 the ordinary – reconstruction of […]