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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Baltimore to District of Columbia Corridor Due Oct. 23

0 October 14, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

USACE Baltimore District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction contracts to build unspecified large-scale federal projects within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in previous years and has not required a PLA on a contract. This […]

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Prince George’s County Abandons Anti-Competitive, Budget-Busting Project Labor Agreement on Laurel Library

0 October 9, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

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Another taxpayer-funded project subject to a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) in the Washington, D.C., region has run into trouble. The Baltimore Sun reported that a union-favoring PLA required by Prince George’s County on the construction of the new library in Laurel, Md., has been scrapped because it caused delays, increased costs, and reduced competition from local contractors and […]

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Mandating the Use of PLAs

0 October 2, 2014  Featured, Transportation & Infrastructure

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) this week signed legislation designed to expedite the construction of a critical water infrastructure project in the Salinas Valley. Unfortunately, provisions in the bill require the authority procuring the project to mandate the use of a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA). As a result, the local agency has decided […]

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Fresno Open Competition Ordinance in Jeopardy

0 September 26, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

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Merit shop advocates have learned the Fresno, Calif., City Council will consider repealing the city’s ban on government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) this week. The city’s open competition ordinance could be repealed by the end of the year. Since 2000, this ordinance has successfully guaranteed government neutrality with regard to PLAs on city project and […]

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Dam USACE Galveston District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due September 29

0 September 24, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale, federal contract to build a new outlet structures and cut-off walls at Addicks and Barker Dams in Harris and Fort Bend counties in Texas. To review and learn how […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for U.S. Naval Academy Cyber Security Building Due Sept. 26

0 September 19, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

US Naval Academy Sign Annapolis, MD

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington office is requesting comments from the construction community about the potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale contract to construct the P621 Center for Cyber Security academic building at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. To review and learn how to respond to […]

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Why ABC New Jersey Chapter is Suing Jersey City

0 September 18, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

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Earlier this month, the New Jersey Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) filed a complaint in federal court against Jersey City, N.J., in response to its 2012 ordinance requiring developers and contractors to execute union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on certain tax-abated projects in Jersey City. This ordinance amended existing pro-PLA city code that […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Sept. 22 For New Jersey Beach Erosion Control Contract

0 September 16, 2014  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale, federal contract to complete a beach erosion control project from Sea Bright to Manasquan Beach in New Jersey. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Riverside County, California, Due September 2

0 August 22, 2014  Federal Construction

USACE Murietta Creek Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Los Angeles District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale, federal contract to build the Murrieta Creek Flood Control, Environmental Restoration, and Recreation Project in Riverside County, California. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA […]

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Phase 1 of the Silver Line Opens Tomorrow: Let’s Recap Phase 2’s Project Labor Agreement Controversy

0 July 25, 2014  Featured, Transportation & Infrastructure

Silver Line

Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, commonly known as the Silver Line, opens tomorrow. This milestone is a great opportunity to revisit the project labor agreement (PLA) controversy surrounding Phase 2 of the project. While the final numbers aren’t in yet, Phase 1 cost about $2.9 billion, or $150 million more than initially planned. Phase […]

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