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Take Action: D.C. Council’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Legislation Threatens Fair and Open Competition for DC Construction Contracts

0 July 6, 2016  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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District of Columbia council members June 21 added language to Section 14 of The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction contracts exceeding $50 million. Update 7/6/16: The ABC Metro Washington Chapter issued this press release in reaction […]

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USACE James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Project Labor Agreement Survey Due August 11

0 August 5, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to design-construct Phase 4 of the New Bed Tower and Infrastructure Improvements at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com […]

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Construction Costs Likely to Rise Due to D.C. Council’s Project Labor Agreement Legislation

0 July 6, 2016  State & Local Construction

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Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington issued the following press release today in response to the Council of the District of Columbia’s recent addition of language to Section 14 of the The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction […]

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NAVFAC Pacific Missile Range Facility Power Plant Project Labor Agreement Survey Due July 8

0 June 28, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the upgrade of power plant Building #711 supporting the facilities at Makaha Ridge as part of the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands in Kauai, […]

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ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Produces Impressive Results

1 June 21, 2016  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, State & Local Construction

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In 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total cost on a case-by-case basis. Many merit shop advocates of fair and open competition predicted the order would steer billions of dollars’ worth of federal construction contracts to […]

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USACE Missouri Project Labor Agreement Survey Due June 22

0 June 9, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the construction of a new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Next NGA West (N2W) facility in the St. Louis metropolitan area. […]

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ABC Virginia President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Deceptive Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 May 30, 2016  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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On May 28, 2016, The Virginia Pilot published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Virginia President Patrick J. Dean in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Letter: Benefits agreements hurt business, taxpayers May […]

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USACE New Jersey Project Labor Agreement Survey Due June 6

0 May 27, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the Beachfill Initial Construction project, Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet, in Ocean County, NJ. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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USACE California Project Labor Agreement Survey Due June 8

0 May 25, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Los Angeles District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for large scale construction projects for the Santa Ana River Mainstem – Reach 9 Phase 5b, in Orange County, CA. […]

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