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STRIKER BILL WOULD INCREASE UNION ORGANIZING ACTIVITY, ABC SAYS

 WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles E. Hawkins, Associated Builders and Contractors senior vice president, issued the following statement:
 Passage of the Striker Bill would enable organized labor to win virtually every time it goes out on strike, and would greatly enhance its ability to organize and recruit new members.
 Open shop contractors are particularly vulnerable to the Strike Bill (H.R.5/S.55) since they are already being subjected to what organized labor is calling the most massive organizing drive in its history -- known as Construction Organizing Membership Education Training, or COMET.
 Even the most content open shop employee would find it difficult to turn down risk-free guarantees of increased wages and better benefits. This legislation comes at a time when the industrial and commercial construction industry is struggling to come back from a downturn that saw a severe reduction in construction activity. At a time when we want to provide jobs for as many people as possible, the Strike Bill will make employers all the more hesitant to expand or modernize existing facilities -- much less build new ones. Such a bill can't help but negatively impact construction jobs.
 In addition, increased strikes against manufacturers and suppliers would cripple the construction industry which operates on strict deadlines. Strikes cause missed deadlines, decreased productivity and increased construction costs.
 This legislation would increase construction costs, which would then be passed on to the purchasers of construction services -- individual companies as well as the local, state and federal governments.
 -0- 7/13/93
 /NOTE:
 WHAT: Members of the business community will hold a solidarity
 rally to voice their opposition to the Strike Bill
 (H.R.5/S.55) and to sign an open letter to the U.S.
 Senate.
 WHERE: The Mansfield Room of the U.S. Capitol.
 WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, at 10 a.m./
 /CONTACT: Dick Haas or Mike Henderson of Associated Builders and Contractors, 703-812-2000/


CO: Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. ST: District of Columbia IN: CST SU: LEG

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