By partnering with other businesses and trade associations, ASA is able to pool its resources and leverage our strengths to achieve consistant results for our member companies. ASA is an active member in the following:
American High-Performance Buildings Coalition
AHPBC is a leading industry voice that coordinates and engages representatives in the building and construction value chain in the development of reasonable performance-based policies regarding green building standards, development and implementation.
The coalition supports and promotes green building codes, standards, rating systems and credits that are developed in conformance with full ANSI or ISO-type consensus processes, are data-driven, supported by science, and performance-based.
Coalition Against Copper Theft
The Coalition Against Copper Theft is a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group made up of some of America’s leading trade associations concerned with the widespread outbreak of copper theft.
The Coalition is dedicated to the passage of federal legislation in order to curb the rising tide of this crime that jeopardizes our nation’s critical infrastructure. Copper theft is a pervasive, opportunistic crime targeting transportation, communication and electricity networks.
Coalition For a Democratic Workplace
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is a coalition of workers, employers, associations and organizations who are fighting to protect the right to a federally supervised private ballot when workers are deciding whether or not to join a union. We are opposed to the so-called Employee Free Choice Act because it would strip Americans of that right and replace it with a system where your vote is no longer private, and it is made public to your employer, the union organizers and your co-workers.
Whether it’s legislation or regulation, the principle is the same: CDW believes the only way to guarantee worker protection from coercion and intimidation is through the continued use of a federally supervised private ballot election so that personal decisions about whether to join a union remain private.
Get the Lead Out Plumbing Consortium
The Get the Lead Out Plumbing Consortium, a broad-based cross section of the plumbing industry comprised of leading trade associations and manufacturers, has recently formed with the mission of providing widespread education about the manufacture, distribution and installation of lead free* plumbing products. The group’s mission is to facilitate a smooth transition to the use of lead free plumbing products by January 4, 2014 to comply with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.
Government Withholding Relief Coalition
The Government Withholding Relief Coalition was formed to repeal a sweeping new requirement mandating that federal, state, and local governments withhold 3% from payments for goods and services. This unprecedented withholding mandate will affect government contracts as well as Medicare payments, and Farm payments. Thank Thouh
Through the Coalition's efforts, the 3% withholding tax was repealed by Congress, by a vote of 422-0 and signed into law November, 2011.
The LIFO Coalition
LIFO Coalition represents businesses and trade associations of every size and industry sector that employ the last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) accounting method. The LIFO Coalition was organized in April 2006, when LIFO repeal was first proposed in the Senate as a revenue offset to fund unrelated policies. Since then the Coalition has grown to include more than 120 members: trade associations representing every sector of American industry -- manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and retailing -- and companies both large and small.
The Coalition’s mission is to preserve the option of companies to value their inventories pursuant to the LIFO method for federal income tax purposes.
The National Coalition to Protect Family Leave
The National Coalition to Protect Family Leave is a broad-based group of organizations, companies and associations dedicated to protecting the integrity of the Family and Medical Leave Act. In addition, the Coalition supports public policy that promotes voluntary, employer-provided leave benefits to maximize flexibility for both employers and employees.
The OSHA Alliance
Through the OSHA and ASA Alliance, the organizations will work together to provide the association's members and others, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. In particular, the agreement will focus on addressing exposure to hazards associated with material handling and forklift operations and hazard communication issues.
Partnership to Fuel America
The Partnership to Fuel America is comprised of American businesses and industries that understand that the United States needs more energy to fuel our economy and that Canada’s resources can help us achieve that goal.
The Partnership promotes the benefits of Canadian oil sands and supports investment in critical North American energy projects. We invite you to explore our website, and join us in helping us to create jobs while ensuring a more secure and reliable energy future.
S Corps Association
The S Corporation Association is the only organization in Washington D.C. exclusively devoted to promoting and protecting the interests of America’s 4.5 million S corporations.
Since its inception in 1996, S-Corp has scored numerous legislative victories as it acts as the “eyes and ears” for the America’s S-Corp community. Our mission is to protect America’s family and closely-held businesses from excessive taxes and government mandates while working to ensure America’s most popular corporate structure remains competitive in the Twenty-First Century.
Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare
The Small Business Coalition for Afffordable Healthcare is a group of more than 150 organizations dedicated to increasing access and affordability of private health insurance for small business owners, the self-employed, employees, and their dependents.
Stop the HIT Coalition
The Stop The Health Insurance Tax Coalition (Stop The HIT Coalition) is working to repeal the costly, unfair and hidden health insurance tax on small businesses that begins in 2014. We will generate grassroots support for repeal by educating policymakers and activating small business owners, their employees and the self-employed who are directly impacted by the pending HIT.
Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition
The Water Infrastructure Investment Coalition advocates the House and Senate in support of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act. Introduced in both houses, these bills would amend the tax code to remove the state volume cap for private activity bonds that fund projects to improve water and sewage facilities.
The Water Coalition
The WATER Coalition represents a broad cross-section of plumbing and irrigation contractors, manufacturers and wholesalers, retailers, utilities, environmental groups, water efficiency organizations and real estate organizations. The Coalition supports incentives that encourage and support water efficiency retrofit programs such as U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program. Not only will water-efficient retrofits create near-term jobs in the plumbing and irrigation industries, but installation of U.S. EPA-certified WaterSense products and services will save consumers money, save billions of gallons of water, reduce energy consumption, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.