USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Langley, Virginia, Hospital Due May 27

0 May 26, 2015  Federal Construction

Eustis Langley AFB

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District has issued a survey requesting information from the contracting community about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build the Langley Hospital addition and Central Utility Plant Replacement in Virginia (Solicitation Number W91236-15-R-0034) encourages the merit shop contracting […]


Respond to Texas and California USACE and VA Project Labor Agreement Surveys Released This Week

0 May 5, 2015  Federal Construction

PLA News

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have issued three surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on large-scale projects in California and Texas. For the Spinal Cord Injury and Community Living Center project in San Diego, Calif., the […]


Ohio House of Representatives Approves Budget Limiting PLA Mandates

0 April 23, 2015  Featured, State & Local Construction


The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday approved a budget that includes language banning wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on state-funded construction projects. If enacted, this language will prohibit political subdivisions, including cities, counties and school districts, from imposing PLA mandates on construction projects that receive financial support from the state. This is […]


Coalition to Congress: Cosponsor Bill Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 April 14, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction


A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives April 13 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 […]


Respond to USACE Olmsted L&D Project Labor Agreement Survey by April 13

0 April 10, 2015  Federal Construction

Olmsted Locks and Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey requesting information from the contracting community about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for Marine Construction of 14 River Dikes located throughout the Olmsted Locks and Dams project in Illinois and Kentucky. encourages the merit shop […]


ABC Supports Federal Legislation Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements in 114th Congress

0 March 30, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

GNICA Cap Dome Construction

Today, ABC issued a press release in support of the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671/S. 71). It is an important piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Sen David Vitter (R-La.), and supported by the contracting community and The measure prohibits federal agencies from requiring or prohibiting contractors to execute […]


Victory: The U.S. Senate Opposes Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

4 March 26, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction


Vote-A-Rama, the U.S. Senate’s annual version of March Madness, gives senators a chance to offer unlimited amendments and votes to the Senate’s budget resolution. Traditionally, senators seek proxy votes on a variety of legislative priorities, and try to put their counterparts across the aisle into some difficult political positions. Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. Senate passed […]


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 […]


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 […]