ABC 2012 PRIORITY ISSUES 
ABC PRIORITY ISSUES 

ABC's 2012 Priority Issue Areas

Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements
Anti-competitive project labor agreements (PLAs) are special interest schemes that end open, fair and competitive bidding on public works projects. PLAs drive up the cost of construction by reducing competition and effectively excluding merit shop contractors and their skilled employees from building projects paid for by their own tax dollars.

Anti-Business Intiatives of the National Labor Relations Board 
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has pursued an agenda that is stifling job creation and economic growth. The NLRB’s decisions, proposed rules, invitations for briefs and enforcement policies clearly demonstrate that the agency has abandoned its role as a neutral enforcer and arbiter of labor law in order to promote the special interests of politically powerful unions.

Increased Regulations
ABC remains committed to reforming duplicative and burdensome regulations imposed on the construction industry.

Onerous Tax Code
One of the greatest obstacles to increased economic growth and higher standards of living is our nation's complex and ever changing tax code. Not only does this system possess excessive levels of taxation on income from work, savings and investment, but compliance with its rules and regulations can be extremely time consuming and costly.

Health Care Reform 
Providing quality health care benefits is a top priority for ABC and its member companies. Throughout the health care reform debate, ABC advocated for policies that reduce the cost of health care for employers and their employees.

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