Legal Resources

Members of Associated Builders and Contractors receive legal affairs services that are unequaled in the construction industry.  ABC's investment in a premier program advances the merit construction principles and results in a strong industry.  Resources are available on comprehensive labor relations, tactics for dealing union organization, Davis Bacon Act compliance, occupational safety and health regulations, and project labor agreement challenges.
  • Online resources include publications, videos, and attorney resources to serve members' immediate and long term legal needs.
  • ABC events provide members with an opportunity to learn about the impact of legal and regulatory issues on the construction industry.
  • ABC staff and general counsel follow the latest developments in laws and regulations and advocate for changes benefiting the industry.  ABC members rely on this resource.
Construction Legal Rights Foundation
ABC established the Construction Legal Rights Foundation to support precedent-setting legal efforts aimed at preserving and advancing the merit construction principles.  Since 1990, the Foundation has funded hundreds of cases in cooperation with ABC, ABC chapters and members.  In addition to legal cases, the Foundation funds ABC chapter campaigns to educate the public on the benefits of merit shop competition and the disadvantages of project labor agreements.
Application for funding are available online, and ABC staff are available to help members and chapters apply.