Get into politics or get out of business
Advocating for our members and promoting the value of the merit shop construction profession to legislators and policy makers is an important priority for the Associated Builders and Contractors, both nationally and locally. To do this, we address legislative and regulatory issues that affect the construction industry.  We also strive to keep our members informed about National, State and Local legislative and regulatory activities through action alerts, issue briefs and regular government affairs updates.

The knowledge and representation needed to protect your companies from unfair and anti-competitive business practices, and the promotion of the merit shop philosophy ranks among the main reasons why companies join and remain members of ABC Central Ohio.ABC Central Ohio encourages its members to get involved with legislative, political and regulatory proposals that impact the merit shop construction industry. ABC Central Ohio provides resources for members to better understand, support, and voice opinions on legislation.

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.


Additional Resources
Learn more about costly Union-Only Project Labor Agreements
Learn more about “Shamming Banners,” a Union pressure tactic designed to spread false information to the public about businesses that elect to use Open Shop contractors.
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ABC Action is an advanced advocacy tool that enables users to become a vital part of the ABC grassroots advocacy efforts and further the merit shop philosophy.



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State & Local Government
ABC Central Ohio is active locally and in the statehouse, where we advocate for legislation that promotes and advances free enterprise and open competition. The three Ohio Chapters, their members, staff and lobbying team at ABC of Ohio, work together to prioritize and discuss legislation. To get involved, or for more information about what ABC is doing to represent the merit shop in Ohio, contact Bryan Williams.

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Federal Government
ABC National is one of the most influential business advocacy groups in the capitol and its core purpose is to defend free enterprise in the construction industry.
National Political Action Committee
ABC’s PAC is your voice in elective politics. ABC PAC members’ contributions are combined with others to jointly support candidates. The purpose of ABC PAC is to work within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct involvement in supporting and opposing candidates for the Office of President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. This provides 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.