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

2 July 18, 2014  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

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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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ABC Is Still Winning the Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements in Federal Contracting

0 June 10, 2014  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 it would lead to billions of dollars’ worth of federal construction contracts being […]

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Project Labor Agreement Fails On Tappan Zee Bridge Construction; Jobs Outsourced to Robots

0 June 9, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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The $3.9 billion project to replace New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge is being built by union labor and robots. The $3.1 billion construction contract is subject to a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) pushed by Albany’s pro-union lawmakers and New York Gov. Cuomo (D) because it will result in a huge windfall of political contributions to the Empire […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Radford, Virginia Army Ammunition Facility Power Plant Due June 17

0 June 6, 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 design-build contract to construct a natural gas-fired combined heat and power plant at Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, Virginia.   To review and learn how to […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Manhattan-Queens Crossings Due June 10

0 June 6, 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 make safety and security improvements to Manhattan-Queens Crossings in New York City.   To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here. The […]

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