SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

May 31, 2012 06:01 ET

America's Building Trades Union Study Extols Benefits of Union Labor Over Open Shop Labor, an Industrial Today Webcast on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - A recently completed study conducted by Thomas Kriger, Ph.D., a political scientist and budget expert, compares the benefits of the Building & Construction Trades Department, also known as America's Building Trades Union to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) association. Professor Kriger reports that the Associated Builders and Contractors represent less than .03% of U.S. construction establishments (based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics) though it purports to speak for 80%; that it has nominal presence in the United States, compared to the unionized industry, as a sponsor of Registered Apprenticeship; and that its primary focus has been adoption of "model legislation" drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). For details watch a video webcast of an interview with Professor Kriger on

View interview with Professor Kriger by clicking link to Industry Today Webcast

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