Federal Construction

Obama’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Executive Order Promotes Waste on Federally Assisted Construction Contracts. Rescind it.

0 February 2, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction

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The media has reported that the White House has compiled a list of about 50 infrastructure spending projects totaling at least $137.5 billion as a first step in following through on President Trump’s campaign promise to renew America’s crumbling highways, airports, dams and bridges. A preliminary list of infrastructure investment priorities provided by the Trump […]

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Construction Union Membership Increased Slightly

0 January 27, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

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According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual union membership report released Jan. 26, 2017, the 2016 union membership rate (i.e., the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions) increased slightly from 13.2 percent to 13.9 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce. Construction unions added 99,000 members in a year-over-year comparison, and the construction […]

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NAVFAC Southwest Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 1.25.17

0 January 19, 2017  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the construction of a new Type-III hydrant system and pump house and associated piping work at Travis Air Force Base in […]

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2017 Update: ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 January 11, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, 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 the order would steer billions of dollars’ worth of federal construction contracts to […]

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Courts Rule in Favor of #NoPLA Laws Promoting Fair and Open Competition

0 January 10, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

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Proponents of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) have unsuccessfully challenged federal and state laws and executive orders that prevent lawmakers and agencies from imposing anti-competitive and costly union-favoring PLA requirements on taxpayer-funded construction projects. When mandated by government entities, PLAs have a dismal track record of increasing costs, reducing competition, and discriminating against experienced construction companies […]

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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Hampton Roads Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 12.14.16

0 December 12, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on federal contracts for large scale construction projects within the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell […]

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USACE Savannah District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Dec. 11

0 December 2, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for large scale construction contracts (exceeding $25 million) within the Savannah District Design/Construction Boundaries. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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USACE New York District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Dec. 7, 2016

0 November 30, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the construction of a waste water treatment plant on the West Point Military Reservation in West Point, New York. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community […]

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USACE Alaska District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Nov. 23, 2016

0 November 15, 2016  Federal Construction

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off Oct. 15, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-1. The Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces provide combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. The F-16 is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for the EIE376 project to construct an F-35A Hangar/Propulsion MX/Dispatch at Eielson Airforce Base, Alaska. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this […]

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USACE Alaska District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Nov. 28, 2016

0 November 14, 2016  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on a design-build contract for an F-35A Aircraft Weather Shelter Sqd #1 at Eielson Airforce Base, Alaska. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond […]

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