AGC ACTION ALERT: TAKE ACTION TO OPPOSE THE PRO ACT

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    President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes new workforce investments, labor preferences and the PRO Act.

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  • published WI-Sen: Johnson Trailing in PAC Member News 2021-04-05 10:49:47 -0400

    WI-Sen: Johnson Trailing...Again

    Another tough statewide campaign appears to be brewing in the Badger State.

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  • published Political Snippets 4.5.21 in PAC Member News 2021-04-05 10:44:42 -0400

    Political Snippets 4.5.21

    Listed below are political snippets on the presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and city wide races across the country. Enjoy!

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  • published New TX-6 Poll in PAC Member News 2021-04-05 10:25:54 -0400

    New TX-6 Poll

    Though Rep-Elect Julia Letlow*’s (R) victory in Louisiana on March 20 completed one special congressional election, four others are still in-cycle and fresh ballot test data was just released from the Texas seat.

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  • Scandal Tainted Ex-Gov Declares for Senate

    Former Gov. Eric Greitens, originally threatening to challenge Sen. Roy Blunt in the 2022 Missouri Republican primary, launched his US Senate campaign on March 23 for what is now an open seat.

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  • published IA-2: Hart Concedes in PAC Member News 2021-04-05 10:21:35 -0400

    IA-2: Hart Concedes

    Last Wednesday afternoon, former Iowa state Senator Rita Hart (D) withdrew her challenge before the House Administration Committee pertaining to Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ (R-Ottumwa) six-vote victory in the November election.

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  • published Oppose the PRO Act in Action Alerts 2021-04-02 14:16:48 -0400

    Take Action - Oppose the PRO Act

    Tell Congress and President Biden to oppose the anti-worker, anti-open shop construction, and anti-union construction PRO Act.

    The PRO Act would provide unions with additional and significant economic weapons without regard to their detrimental impact on a construction worker’s right to free choice and privacy and a construction firm’s ability to manage its operations regardless of whether it is a union or open shop firm. 

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act on March 9, 2021. Further legislative action rests with the Senate, where 45 Democrats have already pledged their support to pass measure. Senate Democratic leaders are considering, and the AFL-CIO has endorsed, eliminating the filibuster—which requires 60 votes to pass legislation. If it’s eliminated or “reformed,” Senate Democrats will pass the PRO Act, Vice President Harris will break the 50-50 tie, and President Biden will sign it into law as he has promised to do.

    Among the PRO Act provisions, it would: 

    • Threaten workers' absolute right to a free, fair, and secret union ballot by imposing a “backdoor” card check procedure, a voting process whereby employees sign their name on a union authorization card and submit it directly to union organizers. There are no secret ballots or private votes.
    • Force employers to turn over employees' private, personal information to unions without the ability to opt out;
    • Effectively repeal employees’ Right-to-Work protections—established in 27 states—thereby taking away employees’ choice to contribute fees to a labor organization, and instead requiring them to do so;
    • Eliminate all prohibitions on picketing that would idle many employees over a dispute where they do not stand to benefit, because unions could then launch protests and pickets against any employer—even those having nothing to do with a labor dispute;
    • Allow intermittent strikes and slowdowns that could devastate jobsite progress, production and, in turn, jeopardize many jobs; 
    • Codify the “quickie” or “ambush” election rules that limit employees’ access and opportunity to consider information about the union seeking to represent them;
    • Establish a restrictive independent contractor test that will undermine many working people’s ambitions to establish their own firms and become self-employed.

    Please visit agc.org/PROAct for additional information and resources on the measure.


  • published The PRO Act in the Senate in Latest News 2021-03-26 10:54:03 -0400

    The PRO Act in the Senate

    Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka that the PRO Act would receive a vote in the U.S. Senate if 50 senators pledge to support it.

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  • President Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Proposal

    President Biden is expected to put forth his proposal for a multi-trillion investment in infrastructure on March 31.

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  • published Political Snippets 3.19.21 in PAC Member News 2021-03-19 13:23:56 -0400

    Political Snippets 3.19.21

    Listed below are political snippets on congressional, gubernatorial and state races across the country. Enjoy!

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  • Special Elections Update: LA Votes Tomorrow

    Five special congressional elections are now on the political calendar, and we see current action in all.

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  • published New Rubio Poll in PAC Member News 2021-03-19 13:21:00 -0400

    New Rubio Poll

    Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy completed a new Florida political poll testing Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R) standing as he begins to construct a re-election campaign for a third term.

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  • published Governors' Ratings in PAC Member News 2021-03-19 13:20:39 -0400

    Governors' Ratings

    The University of Virginia’s political prognosticator Dr. Larry Sabato released his 2021-22 Governors’ race ratings late last week, which appear to be the first in the public domain for the early election cycle.

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  • published IA-2: House Admin Hearing in PAC Member News 2021-03-19 12:44:35 -0400

    Iowa District 2 House Admin Hearing

    Last week, the House Administration Committee met virtually to consider Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ (R-Ottumwa) motion to dismiss the Federal Contested Elections Act challenge from Democrat Rita Hart in relation to the state certified results of the 2020 congressional election in Iowa’s 2nd District.

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  • published Political Snippets 3.8.21 in PAC Member News 2021-03-08 11:48:52 -0500

    Political Snippets 3.8.21

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  • published Ryan Hedging in PAC Member News 2021-03-08 11:48:48 -0500

    Ryan Hedging

    Last month, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Warren/Youngstown) indicated that he would launch a statewide campaign for retiring Sen. Rob Portman’s (R) open seat in March. Now, he looks to be backpedaling.

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  • published Sununu Pulls Ahead of Hassan in PAC Member News 2021-03-08 11:48:41 -0500

    Sununu Pulls Ahead of Hassan

    Republican leaders have been consistently promoting the idea that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) challenging first-term Sen. Maggie Hassan (D) would give the GOP its strongest chance of converting the seat. A new poll supports their assertion.

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  • published Florida Poll Boosts DeSantis in PAC Member News 2021-03-08 11:48:33 -0500

    Florida Poll Boosts DeSantis

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is quickly becoming a national talking point with regard to the 2024 presidential campaign, but he first must further prove himself with a 2022 re-election victory in the always politically close Sunshine State.

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  • published The Impeachment Ten in PAC Member News 2021-03-08 11:48:26 -0500

    The Impeachment Ten

    The onslaught of political activity against the ten House Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching then-President Donald Trump for his perceived role in the January 6th Capitol uprising is continuing. 

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  • Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

    AGC is committed to fair and open competition for all public construction projects. The association strongly believes that the choice of whether to adopt a collective bargaining agreement should be left to contractor-employers and their employees. That choice should not be imposed as a condition of competing for or performing on a publicly funded construction project.

    Government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) can have the effect of limiting the number of competitors on a project. This is because government mandates for PLAs typically require contractors to make fundamental, often costly changes in the way they do business.

    The Fair and Open Competition Act would ensure open competition and federal government neutrality towards the labor relations of construction contractors on direct federal (i.e., projects for federal agencies like the Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs) and federal-aid (i.e., federally funded transportation projects for state departments of transportation) construction projects. The bill would not prohibit all PLAs. A firm would still be allowed to voluntarily enter into a PLA.

    Taking action is easy. Simply complete the form to submit the pre-written message or modify it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your business.