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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

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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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Rochester City Council Approves PLA for Mayo Civic Center Renovation

0 July 24, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

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With little public notice, the Rochester, Minn., City Council in early July approved a project labor agreement (PLA) requirement for the $85 million Mayo Civic Center renovation project. Bob Heise, president of Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter, nicely summed up the negative reaction of the construction industry in an op-ed published by the Rochester […]

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Project Labor Agreement Survey for Hospital Renovation at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Due August 1

0 July 22, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntsville District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale, federal contract to modernize the Oak Harbor Hospital Modernization Project at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Hawaii Tripler Army Medical Center Lab Due August 1

0 July 21, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntsville District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale, federal design-bid-build contract to repair and renovate a Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Lab and the Department of Clinical Investigation Building #40 at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. To review […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey For San Diego Naval Base Steam System Contract Due August 8

0 July 18, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest is requesting comments from the construction industry addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale design-build federal contract to decentralize the steam heating system at Naval Base San Diego in California.   Responses are due by 2 PM PT on Friday, August 8, 2014, to Larry Romig at larry.romig@navy.mil. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages […]

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California Legislature Poised to Issue First Local PLA Mandate in State History

0 July 14, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Beautiful Sacramento capitol, the headquarter of Arnold Schwarzenegger. ;-)

The California Legislature is set to break new ground and taxpayers should be very concerned. For the first time in state history, the Legislature is posed to require a local government entity to mandate a project labor agreement (PLA) on a local construction project. If Assembly Bill 155, sponsored by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D), is […]

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Berks County, Pa., Commission Bans PLA Mandates on County Projects

0 June 20, 2014  State & Local Construction

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On Thursday, June 19, the Berks County, Pa., Commission passed an ordinance that prohibits the county from requiring contractors to enter into a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) as a condition of performing work on public construction projects. Additionally, this ordinance prohibits the county from providing financial support for projects subject to PLA mandates.

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Defense Logistics Agency Project In Richmond Due June 23

0 June 16, 2014  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal contract to construct Phase 1 of a mixed-use Operations Center for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation in Richmond, Virginia.   To review and learn how to […]

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