ABC's priority issue in 2009 is to prevent passage of legislation that robs employees of their right to a private ballot election when deciding upon unionization in the workplace. The right to a private ballot, a cornerstone of our democracy, guarantees workers protection from coercion and intimidation. ABC will oppose any efforts to undermine this through legislation such as the Employee Free Choice Act (HR 800/S 1041).
Passing meaningful prompt pay legislation is the top legislative priority of the chapter. ABC is once again working with a broad coalition of industry trade associations to pass legislation that will adequately address prompt payment reforms needed within the industry.Our Government Affairs Committee is aggressively pursuing passage of payment reform by working with Colorado legislators, construction trade associations, as well as public and private entities.