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ABC Continues Successful Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 June 24, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction, 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 it would lead to billions of dollars’ worth of federal construction contracts being […]

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Nevada Becomes the 23rd State to Ban PLA Mandates, Is Ohio Next?

0 June 15, 2015  Featured, State & Local Construction

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Gov. Sandoval signed legislation last week to make Nevada the 23rd state to restrict the ability of state and local government entities to implement wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on taxpayer funded construction projects. Nevada is the 20th state to take action on the issue since President Barack Obama issued his executive […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey Responses for Dyess, Texas, AFB Due June 4

1 June 2, 2015  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth District has issued a survey requesting information from the contracting community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to repair the taxiway at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Langley, Virginia, Hospital Due May 27

0 May 26, 2015  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District has issued a survey requesting information from the contracting community about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build the Langley Hospital addition and Central Utility Plant Replacement in Virginia (Solicitation Number W91236-15-R-0034) TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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Respond to Texas and California USACE and VA Project Labor Agreement Surveys Released This Week

0 May 5, 2015  Federal Construction

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have issued three surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on large-scale projects in California and Texas. For the Spinal Cord Injury and Community Living Center project in San Diego, Calif., the […]

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Ohio House of Representatives Approves Budget Limiting PLA Mandates

0 April 23, 2015  Featured, State & Local Construction

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The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday approved a budget that includes language banning wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on state-funded construction projects. If enacted, this language will prohibit political subdivisions, including cities, counties and school districts, from imposing PLA mandates on construction projects that receive financial support from the state. This is […]

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Coalition to Congress: Cosponsor Bill Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 April 14, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

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A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives April 13 opposing government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks lawmakers to cosponsor the Government Neutrality […]

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Respond to USACE Olmsted L&D Project Labor Agreement Survey by April 13

0 April 10, 2015  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey requesting information from the contracting community about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for Marine Construction of 14 River Dikes located throughout the Olmsted Locks and Dams project in Illinois and Kentucky. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop […]

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ABC Supports Federal Legislation Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements in 114th Congress

0 March 30, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

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Today, ABC issued a press release in support of the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671/S. 71). It is an important piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Sen David Vitter (R-La.), and supported by the contracting community and TheTruthAboutPLAs.com. The measure prohibits federal agencies from requiring or prohibiting contractors to execute […]

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Victory: The U.S. Senate Opposes Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

4 March 26, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

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Vote-A-Rama, the U.S. Senate’s annual version of March Madness, gives senators a chance to offer unlimited amendments and votes to the Senate’s budget resolution. Traditionally, senators seek proxy votes on a variety of legislative priorities, and try to put their counterparts across the aisle into some difficult political positions. Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. Senate passed […]

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