Politics & Policies

What does ABC Inland Pacific’s Government Affairs team do?


  • Represent members, workers, apprentices and the merit shop philosophy at local legislative meetings, hearings, press conferences and other forums

  • Educate the community about local legislation, candidates and elections

  • Ignite grassroots efforts (letter campaigns, phone calls, legislative visits) to support critical issues

  • Political fundraising to support construction-friendly candidates and legislation


What is your role?


As a constituent, you have a vital role to play in the legislative process.
When you take the time to write, call or visit representatives in-person, they listen and take what you say into consideration.


Your story CAN change their view on the issues that affect you, your employees, and your community.
Download the ABC Action App to share your story with your elected officials!






What is a Project Labor Agreement (PLA)?


Project Labor Agreements are restrictive agreements that keep contractors and their highly skilled and trained employees from bidding on and winning construction projects. PLAs exclude the merit shop workforce from working on projects they are qualified for, which is discriminatory and can have costly side effects.