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Check out these stories about how ABC helps it's members to win work:
Giving You a Voice in the Political Process
The ABC Political Action Committee (PAC) works within the federal election process to further the goals of ABC, educate members on the importance of political activism and offer financial support to merit shop candidates. ABC's PAC is your voice in elective politics—contributions are combined to support candidates and provide a unified voice.
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ABC Members and Their Employees Save
The ABC Marketplace gives exclusive offers and deep discounts to employees of ABC member companies. This free one-stop shop for employee pricing leverages the purchasing power of all employees to help save money on large purchases, as well as everyday purchases—food, utilities, and more—from hundreds of manufacturers, retailers and brands.
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ABC Recognizes Companies that Focus on Diversity
ABC’s National Diversity Excellence Award winners make diversity a business priority and strive to achieve a fully inclusive and culturally competent workforce. Each year, ABC recognizes these firms that are the best of the best and have demonstrated their commitment to shaping an industry that is welcoming to all people.
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Construction Users and Contractors Come Together to Discuss Key Issues
The ABC Users Summit brings together contractors and owners to discuss issues unique to the health care and industrial industries. Attendees address common issues that affect the way projects are planned and delivered and demonstrate how merit shop contractors deliver value. ABC contractors also learn what owners need during the planning and delivery process.
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Make Sure Your Hard Work Doesn't Go to Waste
ABCVotes is a brand-new website for ABC chapters, members and employees with helpful resources including election dates and deadlines, voter registration and absentee voting information, dos and don’ts in an election season, information on key ABC issues and candidate lists.
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Zero PLAs on Federal Projects in 2015
ABC prevented government-mandated PLAs on nearly 99 percent of federal contracts exceeding $25 million over five years, ensuring that construction contracts totaling more than $60 billion were subject to fair and open competition. In 2015, no large-scale federal contracts mandated PLAs.
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Contact Your Elected Officials in Two Clicks with ABC Action App
ABC’s grassroots advocacy efforts include the easy-to-use ABC Action App, through which members can submit letters and comments to federal elected officials and regulators. Download the app today and also gain access to voting records and information on key ABC issues.
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Diversity Makes Your Business More Profitable
Gain an edge in attracting and retaining top talent and winning more work at the annual ABC Diversity & Inclusion Summit, where top construction companies show you how they use diversity to remain competitive and construction users offer insights into how they evaluate the diversity of the companies they hire.
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ABC’s Economic Updates Help Your Company Succeed
Approximately four times a month, ABC offers its members and the construction industry insight into the economic state of the construction industry through analysis of four key indicators and a state-by state analysis. ABC also offers unique economic indicators, including the Construction Confidence Index and the Construction Backlog Indicator.
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PLAs Banned in 22 States Thanks to ABC’s Free Enterprise Alliance
During 2015, ABC and the Free Enterprise Alliance (FEA) supported advocacy campaigns driven by ABC’s core values in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio, and partnered with local coalitions to expand gains in state capitals, increasing the number of states with government neutrality in contracting laws to 22. Arkansas, West Virginia and Nevada are the latest states to ban government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction projects with state financial support.
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Accredited Quality Contractors Build America
Accredited Quality Contractors (AQC) provide the highest quality construction services and care deeply about employees and the communities in which they build. To help users identify these superior contractors, the AQC program has been honoring firms that have documented their commitment in five key areas of corporate responsibility: quality, safety, employee benefits, training, community relations and diversity.
Visit the AQC page for more