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t CAPE G, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 2003 - 45 She's highly skilled. And she's worked in construction for years. Yet, she's being excluded from certain public building projects in our community. While these projects are funded with everyone's tax dollars, they are subject to union-only requirements that blatantly discriminate against merit construction workers. The agreements that stipulate that only union members and those willing to comply with union work rules can build these projects, and that every worker must contribute to union pension and welfare funds. For the 80% of construction workers who choose not to belong to unions, and who are not likely to receive any union benefits, this is a gross injustice. It's also bad business because union-only requirements virtually exclude from the bidding process the vast majority of contractors-- those who operate on merit and hire both union and non-union workers based on who can do the best job. When you eliminate that much competition, you drive up costs. And you drive away jobs, business and tax revenue. That's not good DELAWARE /kSSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONT/TORS, INC. for anyone, except perhaps, the big labor union funds. If you think union-only requirements are unfair, contact your State Senator at (302) 744-4048 and tell them to vote for House Bill 9. MERIT CONTRACTORS. BUILDING A BETTER LIFE. For more information, visit our website: abcdelaware.com or call (302) 328-1111.