20 Years of Success Promoting Fair & Open Competition

Over $1 Billion Saved

  • MCA advocacy steered more than $1 billion in construction projects from union-only to open and competitive bidding by qualified contractors - regardless of union affiliation.
  • With more qualified bidders, prices tend to be lower. This is critical especially on public projects funded by taxpayers, but also important to private project owners.
  • Countless other projects never contemplated restricting bidding due to MCA's effective advocacy.

Merit shops employ 82.5% of construction workers in Mass.

The Merit Construction Alliance gives voice to the vast majority of the construction industry: merit shop contractors and their employees. Merit shops employed 82.5% of the Massachusetts construction workforce in 2015, according to data compiled by unionstats.com. MCA represents merit shops in advocating for fair and open competition and an end to policies that favor special interest groups at the expense of our members and the taxpayers.