Advocacy

Advocacy

Get into politics or get out of business!

What we do

  • advocate for our members with legislators and policy makers
  • promote the value of the merit shop construction profession

Why we advocate

  • to protect companies from unfair and anti-competitive business practices
  • to give our members a voice

How we advocate

  • address legislative and regulatory issues that affect the construction industry
  • inform our members about National, State and Local legislative and regulatory activities through action alerts, issue briefs and regular government affairs updates
  • provide resources for members to better understand, support, and voice opinions on legislation

Where we advocate

State & Local Government

ABC Inland Pacific, their members, staff, and lobbying team work together to prioritize and discuss legislation at the local and the state levels.

National Government

ABC National is one of the most influential business advocacy groups with the core purpose defending free enterprise in the construction industry.

The ABC National Political Action Committee works within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct support or opposition of candidates for the Office of President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.

For more information about what ABC is doing to fight for your right to work in Eastern Washington and Idaho State, contact Jenna Tellvik at (509) 534-0826 or jtellvik@abcipc.org.

Legislative Updates

Trade Update

While the U.S. and China are set to continue trade negotiations in October, the implementation of tariffs effecting electronics, shoes, diapers, dairy...

Election Update

Special elections in North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts will be held tomorrow with state Rep. Greg Murphy (R-Greenville) favored to defeat...

House Action

The House will take up several bills this week aimed at decreasing offshore drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Atlantic and Pacific ...

Congressional Retirements

A number of Texas Republicans in the U.S. House announced their decision to not seek re-election in 2020 including Reps. Will Hurd (TX-23), Mike Conaway...

Trade Update

After Chinese and U.S. officials tried to restart trade talks earlier last week, President Trump announced Friday the U.S. would impose a 10 percent tariff...

DOL Update

Reports indicate that the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is reviewing public comments to finalize the “Big Three” rules that many businesses...

Additional Resources

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com
Learn more about costly Union-Only Agreements

ShameOnUnionBanners.com
Learn more about “Shamming Banners,” a Union pressure tactic designed to publicly spread false information about businesses that use Open Shop contractors.

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