West Virginia Becomes 22nd State Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 March 26, 2015  Featured, State & Local Construction

WV is WIld and Wonderful

West Virginia became a bit more wonderful today for taxpayers, the contracting community, and supporters of fair and open competition. By signing SB 409 this morning, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin became the first Democrat Governor in the nation, and the 19th governor since January 2011, to sign legislation or an executive order banning wasteful […]

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Respond to NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for NAS Lemoore California by April 1

0 March 24, 2015  Federal Construction

NAS Lemoore

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal design-build construction contract to replace fuel storage distribution facilities at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. To review and respond to the NAVFAC survey, click here. Here is a link to the survey form […]

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Project Labor Agreement Failure: Is Seattle’s Tunnel the West Coast’s Big Dig Boondoggle?

0 March 13, 2015  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Broken Promises

Bad news continues to plague Washington state’s Highway 99 tunnel mega-project underneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront, contradicting a number of key points lawmakers and construction union lobbyists use to sell government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) to owners, taxpayers and the media. It has not been a model government-mandated project labor agreement, as media reports indicate the job […]

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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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