Associated Builders and Contractors is the industry’s force for merit shop construction, having coined the term to describe a method of doing business that rewards people based on their skills, knowledge and abilities – not their membership or ranking in an organization or group. Work should be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder regardless of labor affiliations. ABC believes that union and merit shop (Open Shop) contractors should work in harmony.
ABC and its members support sound legislation in the areas of workers’ compensation, safety, and unemployment compensation.
ABC and its members believe legislation embraces fair play for both employer and employee that is the underpinning of our free enterprise system. Laws should protect the rights of employees to work regardless of membership or non-membership in a labor organization.
ABC Promotes and defends the individual’s rights to unlimited opportunities. Merit shop construction provides unlimited growth and career advancement to workers who recognize the value of hard work and dedication. Skill development and experience lead up the path of personal career growth.
ABC and its members firmly believe that work opportunities in this nation should be available to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, age, sex or national origin.