The NH/VT ABC Chapter will soon begin collecting data for its annual Wage & Benefit survey. Over the next several weeks members will receive surveys and a reminder that your company participation is encouraged. This anonymous survey is the only one of its kind available in our area. The survey data is extremely important to members' efforts to understand current wage and benefit practices and to maintain competitive practices to attract and retain quality employees. In addition to ABC Members, the results are made available to owners who may be purchasing construction services and are subjected to union campaigns that include inaccurate statements about merit shop wage and benefit practices. The survey results provide factual data to counter the anecdotal references made by union representatives. The survey results are also used in the legislative arena and other public policy decision making forums to provide documented evidence of the wage and benefit practices of merit shop contractors.
In recent years the survey questions have been changed to gather more specific information concerning health care benefits. The increasing cost of health care and the impact of the Affordable Health Care Act is a major challenge for all members and the survey results will provide valuable insight. Your survey response is important to assure we receive enough data to provide as much information for as many employee classifications as possible. Watch your ABC communications for survey request and please contact the Chapter Office with any questions. Also, if you would like a copy of last year's survey results contact the Chapter Office.