LEGISLATIVE

WELCOME TO THE ABC SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN CHAPTER LEGISLATIVE UPDATE!

This is designed to be a short overview of what’s happing in Washington D.C. and in our State Capitol that affects ABC members throughout our state. At ABC we know it’s always important to get involved, but it’s also important for members to get informed first. This online site is updated once a month so you can get a quick snapshot of the news you need to stay up to informed, get active and make a difference.

What Government Affairs has to Offer ABC Members in Michigan

When ABC members in Michigan band together we have powerful political voice! ABC of Michigan lobbies for sound legislation to increase opportunities for our members in the areas of training, safety, business and labor practices on a local, state and national level. ABC also educates our members on the current political front and promotes ever-strengthening grassroots activity of our member by providing tools to educate members and their employees. What goes on in the halls of the Legislature effects your bottom line and ABC is fighting for you, your business and the Michigan construction industry. To help us on our efforts on your behalf including information on our member-run PAC, please email Chris Fisher at fisher@abcmi.com.

Get Into Politics or Get Out of Business!

It is imperative that ABC members work together to counteract the strong and united forces of groups who oppose the merit shop. If the merit shop does not take an equally aggressive stand in supporting candidates that will support our philosophy, it cannot triumph. ABC’s PAC is your voice in elective politics. PAC members’ donations provide a unified and powerful voice for the merit agenda. It is also an opportunity to participate in one of the largest pro-business PACs in the nation.

All ABC members wanting to be eligible for congressional and presidential level PAC participation need to sign a prior approval form. Make sure your voice is heard and remember that this form is required by federal law for anyone who wants to be eligible to donate and to be involved with ABC PAC on behalf of their business and our industry.

THE TRUTH ABOUT PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS

The Truth About PLAs Website

Designed to track and disseminate news and information about the detrimental effects of anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs), ABC’s new website keeps construction professionals, the media, the general public, and elected officials abreast of the direct effect PLAs have on their communities.

On the website, you can find:
• A blog showcasing U.S. construction industry experts
• News from the mainstream media
• News from construction industry publications
• Academic studies and public opinion data
• Construction industry statistics
• Opportunity to Take Action
• Twitter account: www.twitter.com/truthaboutplas

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT

The Truth About The Employee Free Choice Act Website

This website is the place for the most up-to-date news and information on organized labor’s attempt to deprive more than 140 million American workers of their right to a private ballot election in the workplace and to impose the government’s will on small and large businesses nationwide.

On the website, you can find:
• A blog following the ongoing fight to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)
• Studies outlining the negative effects of EFCA
• “Card Check Quiz”
• Newsfeed with the latest articles about EFCA
• Link to YouTube videos with ABC member testimony about EFCA
• Opportunity to Take Action
• Twitter account: www.twitter.com/noefca

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OTHER HELPFUL LEGISLATIVE LINKS

We will be adding additional links in the near future! If you think there is something that should be added here, please contact us!

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