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ABC members gain the knowledge and representation needed to protect their companies from unfair and anti-competitive business practices. ABC's merit shop philosophy and fair and open competition political agenda ranks among the main reasons why companies join and remain in ABC.

"Merit Shop" is a way of doing business in which companies reward employees based on performance and encourage them to reach their highest level of achievement, and in which contracts are awarded based on safety, quality, and value, regardless of labor affiliation."

For more information about what ABC is doing to fight for your right to work in Ohio, view our Issues briefing page, or contact Bryan Williams, ABC of Ohio lobbyist, at (614) 359-4846.

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Recent News:

Strong Economy, Weaker Dollar Help Construction Materials Prices Recover in January

Overall construction input prices increased 1.1 percent in January, reversing a slight decline in December 2017, according to an ABC analysis of Bureau...

ABC Commends White House Infrastructure Plan's Regulatory Streamlining, Workforce Development Expansion Goals

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s infrastructure...

ABC Members Lead ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors Ranking 2017

Eight of the nation's top 25 construction companies are ABC members, according to Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) recently published annual list of Top...

OFCCP Sends Out 1,000 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website, the OFCCP mailed 1,000 Corporate Scheduling...

ABC Weighs in on Immigration Debate

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring the immigration debate to the floor through an open and unlimited amendment process that...

EPA Update: The Latest on WOTUS and the Clean Power Plan

On Feb. 6, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final ruleadding an applicability date of Feb...

ABC Joins Letter to Congress Outlining Immigration Priorities for Construction Industry

On Feb. 5, 2018, ABC joined the Association of General Contractors (AGC), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Leading Builders of America...

Nonresidential Construction Maintains Momentum in December

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 0.8 percent in December, totaling $720.4 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to ABC's analysis...

Demand for Construction Workers Remains Strong

The unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows growth in both public and private construction spending, according to an analysis by...

ABC Applauds Infrastructure, Economic Initiatives in State of the Union Speech

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following remarks on President Donald Trump’s State of the ...

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