Politics & Policy

ABC members gain the knowledge and representation needed to protect their companies from unfair and anti-competitive business practices. ABC's merit shop philosophy and fair and open competition political agenda ranks among the main reasons why companies join and remain in ABC.

"Merit Shop" is a way of doing business in which companies reward employees based on performance and encourage them to reach their highest level of achievement, and in which contracts are awarded based on safety, quality, and value, regardless of labor affiliation."

For more information about what ABC is doing to fight for your right to work in Tennessee, contact Senior Policy Advisory, Bill Pitts at 615-476-7981.

FREE ENTERPRISE ALLIANCE

The Free Enterprise Alliance is leading the campaign to Halt the Assault on America’s free enterprise system. The Free Enterprise Alliance is the action arm for small businesses, entrepreneurs and other advocates of limited government, open and fair (and intense) competition, and the economically sound principles upon which America was built.

At the heart of the Free Enterprise Alliance’s mission is the belief that while we need government for common sense regulations, the scales have tipped too far in favor of government intrusion and its advocates. The Free Enterprise Alliance believes small business and entrepreneurs—not union bosses and federal bureaucrats—grow jobs and our economy.

The Free Enterprise Alliance was founded by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) to advocate for the voice of small business as well as open and fair competition. Since its inception, it has fought for these goals through research, outreach, and national TV, radio and billboard campaigns.

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

The purpose of ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter is to work within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct involvement in supporting and opposing candidates for the Governor, the Tennessee Senate, the Tennessee General Assembly, and local political races. This is accomplished through educating our members on the importance of political activism and through financial support of merit shop candidates.

ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter's PAC is your voice in elective politics.ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter PAC members' contributions are combined with others to jointly support candidates. This provides a unified and powerful voice for the merit agenda. It is also an opportunity to participate in one of the largest pro-business PACs in the State of Tennessee.



   

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ABC Action is an advanced advocacy tool that enables users to become a vital part of the ABC grassroots advocacy efforts and further the merit shop philosophy.