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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:

Merit Shop Scorecard 2017: ABC Ranks America's Construction Business Climate by State

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its annual update to “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard,” which takes stock of state...

Construction Input Prices Flat in October; Year-over-Year Inflation Remains

Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October, according to analysis of today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics release by Associated...

ABC Highlights Construction Worker Shortage During National Apprenticeship Week

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) commends the U.S. Department of Labor for declaring Nov. 13-19 National Apprenticeship Week. It’s the third consecutive...

OSHA Extends Deadline for Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Requirement

On Nov. 9, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule, Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification...

ACE Mentor Program Seeks ABC Member Mentors

Robert Clarke, an architect with Gensler, is an alumnus of the ACE Mentor Program who serves as a mentor with the chapter in Austin, Texas.   Operating...

Trump Administration Amends Labor Rule, Ends 'Blacklisting'

On Nov. 6, three federal agencies issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to withdraw the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final...

ABC Applauds House for Passing the Save Local Business Act

ABC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) this week with bipartisan support. ABC joined forces...

Construction Numbers Stagnant in Otherwise Positive October Jobs Report, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today, the nation’s construction...

ABC CEO Mike Bellaman on Fox Business: Tax Reform Will Spur Construction Hiring

Any additional dollar that can stay in a construction company's cash flow can be invested in hiring and retaining talented workers. That was the message...

ABC Announces 2017 Young Professional of the Year Finalists

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced three finalists for its annual Young Professional of the Year Award. This...

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