WPRI 12 News Covers Rhode Island Project Labor Agreement Controversy

0 February 27, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

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Just 18.6 percent of Rhode Island’s construction workforce belongs to a union, yet many large-scale state-funded projects have been subjected to anti-competitive government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). Last week, WPRI 12 News aired an in-depth look at PLAs in The Ocean State: Do PLA Requirements Increase Construction Costs? Greg Mancini, Director of BuildRI, a group funded by unionized […]

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Responses to NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for Hawaii Marine Corps Base Due March 7

0 February 25, 2014  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific Acquisition Department is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build an aircraft hangar, parking apron and additional infrastructure at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Responses must be submitted via email to […]

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Respond to USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey on Colorado Springs Projects By March 10

0 February 25, 2014  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal contracts to build large-scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million) within the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which contains Fort Carson and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Provide your responses […]

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Keystone Research Center Studies Promoting Pennsylvania Project Labor Agreements Can’t Be Trusted

1 February 23, 2014  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

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Proponents of discriminatory and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) have concocted some wild schemes to help misguided and corrupt lawmakers steer taxpayer-funded contracts to their union workers and unionized contractor political supporters with little competition and public scrutiny, but this latest caper from Bristol Township, Pa., is remarkable and deserves to be exposed. In August 2013, when […]

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Arizona GOP Delegation Promotes Fair and Open Competition on FAA Contract

0 February 13, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

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Yesterday, Arizona’s GOP Delegation, led by Rep. Paul Gosar, sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commending its decision to move forward with construction of the new control tower at Tucson International Airport under a competitive bidding process free from an anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA). Every Republican member of Arizona’s Delegation […]

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PLA Reform Bills on the Move in South Dakota and Alabama

0 February 12, 2014  State & Local Construction

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The nationwide effort to ban wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates took a step forward yesterday, as lawmakers in the South Dakota and Alabama legislatures passed bills that guarantee fair and open competition for taxpayer-funded construction projects. The Alabama House of Representatives approved H.B. 195, sponsored by Rep. Mack Butler (R), with bipartisan […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for IDIQ Contracts at Edwards AFB Due Feb. 24

0 February 5, 2014  Federal Construction

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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 federal Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts to complete asphalt and concrete pavement repairs and new improvements at militarily installations at Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, California, and other unspecified projects within the […]

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Bad Wine: Sonoma County Approves PLA Requirement

0 January 30, 2014  State & Local Construction

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After months of consideration, the Sonoma County California Board of Supervisors voted this week to approve a policy mandating the use of wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) on county projects of $10 million or more. The discussion about whether the county should require PLAs on its construction projects started in 2012, but Sonoma […]

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