ABC Metro Washington

Construction Costs Likely to Rise Due to D.C. Council’s Project Labor Agreement Legislation

0 July 6, 2016  State & Local Construction

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Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington issued the following press release today in response to the Council of the District of Columbia’s recent addition of language to Section 14 of the The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction […]

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Take Action: D.C. Council’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Legislation Threatens Fair and Open Competition for DC Construction Contracts

0 July 6, 2016  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

DC PLA Fight Kids Ad Snap

District of Columbia council members June 21 added language to Section 14 of The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction contracts exceeding $50 million. Update 7/6/16: The ABC Metro Washington Chapter issued this press release in reaction […]

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A Red Card for Union Handouts on District Construction Projects

0 May 5, 2016  State & Local Construction

DC United Demo Ceremony

April 25, 2016, District of Columbia officials participated in a groundbreaking and demolition ceremony for the construction of the $300 million DC United Soccer Stadium, which the mayor said will create nearly 1,000 temporary construction and permanent jobs, generate millions of dollars in new tax revenue for the District and establish a $1 billion economic activity […]

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NAVFAC Washington Project Labor Agreement Survey for Bethesda Contract Due August 10

0 August 4, 2015  Federal Construction

Naval Support Activity Bethesda

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale federal contract to construct the Temporary Medical Facilities at Navy Support Activity in Bethesda, Maryland. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell NAVFAC […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Baltimore to District of Columbia Corridor Due Oct. 23

0 October 14, 2014  Federal Construction

USACE Baltimore District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction contracts to build unspecified large-scale federal projects within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in previous years and has not required a PLA on a contract. This […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Washington-Baltimore Corridor Contracts Due Dec. 4

0 November 26, 2013  Federal Construction

USACE Baltimore District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on unspecified large-scale federal construction contracts within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in January 2013. In response, TheTruthAboutPLAs.com documented how government-mandated PLAs in the Washington, D.C., and […]

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Due Jan. 14: Responses to USACE PLA Survey for Large-Scale Baltimore-Washington Area Projects

0 January 8, 2013  Federal Construction

USACE Baltimore District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District has issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for unspecified large-scale construction and renovation projects within the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., corridor. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, […]

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NAVFAC Issues PLA Survey for Project at Naval Support Activity in Bethesda

0 December 5, 2012  Federal Construction

Naval Support Activity Bethesda

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry about a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for an Electrical Capacity and Cooling Towers project at Naval Support Activity, Bethesda, Md. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond. Tell NAVFAC that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy […]

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Bids for Maryland’s Cheltenham Juvenile Detention Center Tainted by Big Labor Favoritism

0 November 11, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Maryland's merit shop employees and businesses will be locked out from this $48 million project because of the O'Malley administratoin's favoritism towards Big Labor.

Today the ABC Maryland Joint Legislative Committee issued this release in response to the Maryland Department of General Services’ (DGS) decision to include a provision in a Nov. 11, 2011, request for proposal (RFP) regarding a juvenile detention center in Cheltenham, Md. (Prince George’s County) that unfairly favors construction managers (CMs) promising to mandate a […]

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NAVFAC Issues Project Labor Agreement Surveys for Maryland and Virginia Projects

0 November 9, 2011  Federal Construction

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), which manages construction of U.S. Navy shore facilities, recently issued surveys for four federal construction projects, exceeding $25 million in total costs, in Maryland and Virginia. ABC members and construction professionals are encouraged to respond to the PLA surveys. Tell NAVFAC’s Washington District that government-mandated PLAs injure competition, increase costs, […]

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