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    Save the Date - Fall PAC Reception

    With the 2018 election right around the corner, the merit shop is in danger again!
    To help recruit and support candidates who fight for free enterprise, ABC Keystone will be holding a fall reception in November. Read the rest of entry »

    New Website to be Revealed Soon!

    ABC Keystone is excited to be producing a new and improved website for you! Coming very soon, when you visit abckeystone.org, you will have access to an updated, modern and fresh new look. Read the rest of entry »

    ABC Files Suit to Halt PennDOT Project Labor Agreement

    Last week, the Keystone chapter and nearly a dozen other litigants fired back, filing a suit against the Department in Commonwealth Court, Pennsylvania’s appellate court that handles legal actions against state agencies. Read the rest of entry »

    Obtaining Surety Credits: The Role of the Work in Progress (WIP) Report

    Construction backlog expanded during the first quarter to 9 months, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator, up from 8.3 months at 2016’s year end. This is great news following a year in which backlog posted only marginal gains across the industry as a whole. Read the rest of entry »

    The Impacts of a Work Injury

    The impacts of a work-related injury can have long term effects on the family. We should not only consider the impacts experienced in the workplace due to the loss of a key employee, but we should consider the impacts to the family dynamic. Read the rest of entry »

    Growing Your Own – A Staffing Strategy for a Tight Labor Market

    Whether it is difficult to find new employees or not, it is best to keep the good ones that you have. But how does an organization do that? It is a big undertaking, which includes a lot of factors. One important factor is developing employees and leaders. Read the rest of entry »

    Wolf Nominates Labor Leader for Vacant Secretary Post

    Less than a week after announcing the departure of Kathy Manderino as the Secretary of the Department of Labor & Industry, Governor Tom Wolf has found her replacement. Read the rest of entry »

    PennDOT Announces First-Ever Discriminatory Project Labor Agreement

    After months of speculation and debate, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has posted its solicitation for bids for the reconstruction of Markley Street (US 202) in Norristown, Montgomery County. The project is a $25 million road reconstruction and includes a project labor agreement (PLA), a pre-hire agreement that is required of all potential bidders that mandates the use of union-only labor. Read the rest of entry »

    Your Vision Continues! Attend ABC Keystone's Strategic Planning Session

    Your input, advice and opinions as a Chapter leader will be instrumental as we set priorities and develop new initiatives for the ABC Keystone Chapter. 2018 is the start of a new, three-year plan, and we invite you to attend the Strategic Planning Session in September! Read the rest of entry »

    Recapping LegCon 2017 and an Insider’s Guide for Next Year’s Event

    A great thing about LegCon is everyone there has a common goal: to represent ABC and its mission of supporting fair and open competition. Read the rest of entry »
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