Butler County Commission Imposes PLA Mandate on Local Construction Project

0 April 10, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

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The Butler County, Pa., Board of Commissioners March 19 imposed a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandate on the construction of the new Butler County Government Center Annex project. This mandate is bad for taxpayers and the 76 percent of Pennsylvania’s construction workforce that chooses not to join a labor union. When mandated […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For New Jersey Marine Terminal Due April 15

0 April 10, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

Caven Point Marine Terminal USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District is requesting comments from the construction industry addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal contract to repair damages caused by Hurricane Sandy to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City, N.J. To review and learn how to respond to […]

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Understanding Core Workforce Provisions in Project Labor Agreements

0 April 7, 2014  Featured

Not in a Union

Among the many reasons why most merit shop contractors oppose government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) is language requiring contractors to hire all trades employees for a PLA jobsite directly from union hiring halls. Sample language from a typical PLA: “Article 7.01. – For Unions having a hiring hall or job referral system in their local […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Delaware River Deepening Due March 17

0 March 14, 2014  Federal Construction

Delaware River Dredge USACE Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal project deepening the main channel of the Delaware River. The job will take place within New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware borders according to this USACE website. To review and learn […]

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ABC and National Black Chamber of Commerce Form Alliance to Promote Free Enterprise

0 March 11, 2014  Featured

Joint Resolution

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com readers know The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has been a long-time advocate of fair and open competition in government contracting. Harry Alford, NBCC President and CEO, has been an outspoken critic of President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to require PLAs, on a case-by-case basis, on federal construction […]

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Project Labor Agreement Survey For Veterans Affairs Tampa Hospital Due March 25

0 March 7, 2014  Federal Construction

Tampa VA Hospital James Haley

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build a new hospital bed tower at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the […]

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Alabama Becomes the 19th State to Adopt PLA Reform, South Dakota Bill Clears Legislature

0 March 4, 2014  State & Local Construction

2014 PLA Map_AL

Alabama is the latest state to say “NO” to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates. Yesterday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) signed H.B. 195 into law, which will prohibit government entities in the state from requiring contractors to sign a PLA, or any other agreement with labor unions, as a condition of performing […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Vicksburg Contract Due March 14

0 March 3, 2014  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build an Engineer Research and Development Center Headquarters Building in Vicksburg, Mississippi. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE that […]

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