Associated Builders and Contractors
Massachusetts Chapter
100 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 100
Woburn MA 01801
781 273 0123
     

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****The Department of Public Safety is not accepting grandfathering applications for the new process pipe license, until March 14, 2015.****
  Please click this link for more information and the application.

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Join ABC MA for our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest event on Thursday, October 9th at the Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, MA! Try a variety of Mystic's award winning beer while enjoying delicious BBQ from Blackstrap BBQ, voted Boston Globe Magazine's "Best of the New." See some old friends. Meet some new. And join us in welcoming the Fall! Attendence will be limited to 70 tickets and this event WILL SELL OUT FAST, so make sure to register before it's too late! See you on the 9th!!
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Tom Descoteaux
2014 ABC Chairman

Chairman's Message
Market Basket Lesson for us All

The story has been front-page news all summer.  One faction executes a hostile takeover of a non-union company and the employees rise up, risking their livelihoods to return the loyalty their former CEO has always shown them. The media and the public find the Market Basket story irresistible, but we know it isn’t unique.  ABC member companies and their employees have long shared that kind of loyalty.  But it sure is nice for the public to learn that those kinds of employment relationships still exist in an increasingly cynical world.  

The Market Basket example couldn’t come at a better time for ABC.  Increasing public awareness of the bonds between non-union companies and their employees will only accelerate the momentum we’re already gaining among elected officials.  The two-year legislative session that recently ended was among the most successful we’ve ever had.  In addition to defeating or amending bills that would have been harmful to the construction industry, we also took a more pro-active role.  

Process piping was just one example of the issues on which ABC exercised the growing respect it has earned by organizing and leading a coalition of industry and outside groups to advocate for our position.  We used a similar strategy to amend portions of an Unemployment Insurance reform bill that would have been devastating to construction employers.  Like Market Basket’s loyal, hard-working employees, our members are making for better outcomes on Beacon Hill by working together.   

Recognition that ABC member companies are highly professional and treat their employees as such has been growing in state government.  As the Market Basket story plays out in headlines and in TV screens across New England and beyond, the public is also learning about the partnership between our member companies and their workers. 

     The Market Basket drama ultimately had a happy ending.  It stands as a reminder that great things can happen when we come together – and sometimes sacrifice – for the common good.
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ABC MA 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Event

October 9

Labor Law Update w/ Carol Chandler

October 29

Retainage Law Update w/ Jim Rudolph

November 13

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