While you were out rebuilding America (and the Obama Administration was busy crafting anti-competitive special interest schemes to push lucrative federal construction contracts to their largest political supporters) here are today’s media reports and notable statements on the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s final rule implementing President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 into federal procurement regulations.
- Nice overview of the final rule and related impact on federal procurement from Federal Times.
- House GOP Leader John Boehner’s Blog had this to say about PLAs and the Obama final rule.
- The irony of requiring labor on federal construction projects is not lost on Peter List in his post at Red State.
- Concrete Products notes that both ABC and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) “pull no punches” when it comes to PLAs. Yeah, there is a lot at stake for the construction industry.
- We agree with AGC’s analysis and reaction to the final rule.
- Here are hits from NAM’s ShopFloor blog and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s blog, Chamber Post.
- Wisconsin’s Daily Reporter explains how this order will impact the Badger State’s contractors and construction craft professionals.
- Bloomberg’s story will be syndicated in a number of local papers, including this San Francisco publication.
- National Right to Work Foundation calls New Obama Administration Contracting Policy “Nothing More Than Payback” to Big Labor.
Apologies for the link dump, but it’s been a busy day here at TheTruthAboutPLAs.com.
We will pull out quotes from our favorites later this week. Expect more media coverage tomorrow.
Project owners, contractors and construction professionals, keep sending in your anecdotes about your poor experiences with PLAs. The public needs to know the truth.