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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ABC Members Named to Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors List

0 June 2, 2014  Featured, Open Competition Works

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ABC member contractors took 55 out of the top 100 spots on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 400 Contractors list for 2014, which ranks companies according to 2013 construction revenue in millions of dollars. Proponents of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and their pals in government often erroneously claim PLAs are needed to ensure experienced and quality contractors perform public works […]

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Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 23

0 May 20, 2014  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Brevard County, Florida. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the VA how government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase […]

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No Surprise: Big Labor Fails to Meet Meriden PLA Hiring Goals

0 May 19, 2014  School Construction, State & Local Construction

Meriden PLA Chickens Home to Roost

Construction unions in Meriden, Conn. are failing to meet local, minority and veteran hiring goals on two high profile school projects – a key promise made by union leaders during their effort to secure wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) requirements on approximately $220 million worth of contracts to renovate two local high schools. […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for New England MATOC Jobs Due June 2

0 May 14, 2014  Federal Construction

USACE New England and MidAtlantic PLA Survey Alert

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to build, renovate and repair military and other federal facilities throughout six New England states. Those states include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode […]

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USACE Norfolk Project Labor Agreement Survey for Joint Base Langley-Fort Eustis Due May 9

0 May 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 contract to build barracks at Joint Base Langley-Fort Eustis in Virginia. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here. Please provide your comments […]

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