Yesterday, the Facebook pages for the Conshohocken Democrats, Plymouth Democrats, and the Whitemarsh Democrats all shared the same post. It consisted of a photo of an order issued by a judge that dismissed the complaint, not the actual lawsuit, involving the legal action taken against the Colonial School District over its adoption of a “Responsible Contractors” policy.
These posts were incorrect. The complaint was dismissed, not the actual lawsuit.
We spoke with a representative of Associated Builders and Contractors (Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter) who shared that Associated Builders and Contractors and other plaintiffs are moving forward with the lawsuit and expect to file an amended complaint in the coming days.
The “Responsible Contractors” policy puts in place a set of standards that need to be met when bidding on construction projects within the school district. Those for it argue that it creates safer working conditions and produces a better product. Those against argue that it is discriminatory against non-union contractors.
Here are the posts as they originally appeared:
Since these were originally posted, the post on the Plymouth Township Democrats Facebook page has been amended to state it was the complaint, not the lawsuit, that was dismissed. The Conshohocken Democrats and the Whitemarsh Democrats versions remain incorrect.
Similar lawsuits have also been filed locally against Plymouth Township and West Norriton Township. The judge made the same exact order for those complaints as well. You can view the complaint dismissal orders for the school district and two townships here: