Arkansas Senate Passes Bill to Strengthen PLA Reform Executive Order

0 February 26, 2015  State & Local Construction

Arkansas-Legislature

The Arkansas Senate today unanimously passed S.B. 426, which codifies and strengthens a 2005 executive order issued by then-Gov. Mike Huckabee that bans project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on taxpayer-funded construction. In contrast to the partisanship in Washington, D.C., senators from both parties stood together to reject these handouts to Big Labor bosses. The bill approved by the […]

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Coalition to Senate: Stop Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 February 25, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

Senate Letter

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks lawmakers to cosponsor the Government Neutrality in Contracting […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For New Orleans Hurricane Protection System Due March 2

0 February 23, 2015  Federal Construction

USACE New Orleans

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the New Orleans to Venice, Hurricane Protection System, NOV-14, Empire Lock, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency […]

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Project Labor Agreement Survey Response for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Projects in Long Beach, California, due Feb. 25

0 February 22, 2015  Federal Construction

VA logo

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Construction and Facilities Management’s (CFM) is requesting survey responses from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a contract to perform seismic corrections on the Mental Health and Community Living Center and phase 1 of construction for the Mental Health Inpatient and […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Charleston, South Carolina, Projects Due Feb. 20

0 February 18, 2015  Federal Construction

USACE Charleston Logo

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on non-specific large-scale federal construction contracts within the Charleston District Design/Construction Boundaries. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting. PLEASE NOTE: […]

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Respond to USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Edwards Air Force Base Construction by March 3

0 February 18, 2015  Federal Construction

Edwards AFB Main Entrance Sign

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Los Angeles District is soliciting comments from the federal construction community about the potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal design-build contract for the renovation of the Falcon Facilities for the relocation of the F-22 program at Edwards Air Force Base in California. To review the survey and […]

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Respond to USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Construction MATOC by Feb. 10

0 February 5, 2015  Federal Construction

Joint Base McGuire Diz Lakehurst New Jersey NJ USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a 100% SDVOSB Set-Aside Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) in support of construction at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and […]

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Illinois Gov. Rauner Calls for Project Labor Agreement and Prevailing Wage Reform

0 February 5, 2015  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

Bruce Almighty

Yesterday, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered a State of the State address to Illinois lawmakers, laying out bold reforms to make Illinois more competitive. Included in Gov. Rauner’s plan to reinvent Illinois is a call to eliminate anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and reform Illinois prevailing wage rules, which will help reduce taxpayer-funded construction costs […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for U.S. Naval Academy’s Rickover Hall Due Feb. 2

0 January 25, 2015  Federal Construction

US Naval Academy Sign Annapolis, MD

The U.S. Department of the Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington office is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a contract for renovations to Rickover Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. To review and respond to the NAVFAC survey, click here All responses must be […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Fort Jackson Training Complex Due Jan. 26

0 January 23, 2015  Federal Construction

Fort Jackson South Carolina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on Phase I of a Basic Training Complex IV in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government […]

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