ABC Applauds Confirmation of William Emanuel to NLRB

WASHINGTON —On September 25, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement from Kristen Swearingen, vice president of Legislative & Political Affairs, on the confirmation of William Emanuel to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

“With its recent history of anti-business rulemakings, precedent-reversing legal decisions and an aggressive expansion of enforcement authority, the NLRB desperately needed a course correction in its leadership. William Emanuel is an expert in the field of labor relations and has expressed his commitment to interpreting the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in a manner that is fair to workers, unions and employers alike, and that is why his confirmation was a key vote for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). We look forward to having a full, functioning five-member board.”

About ABC

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at


Donna Reichle, ABC



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