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ABC Virginia President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Deceptive Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 May 30, 2016  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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On May 28, 2016, The Virginia Pilot published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Virginia President Patrick J. Dean in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Letter: Benefits agreements hurt business, taxpayers May […]

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NAVFAC Washington Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Nov. 10 For Quantico, Virginia Contract

0 November 4, 2015  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to construct the Embassy Security Guard BEQ and OPS Facility at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit […]

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ABC Western Pennsylvania President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Tired Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 October 14, 2015  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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On Sunday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Western Pennsylvania President Pete Gum in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Government-mandated project labor agreements are anti-competitive and costly […]

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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) TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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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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Phase 1 of the Silver Line Opens Tomorrow: Let’s Recap Phase 2’s Project Labor Agreement Controversy

0 July 25, 2014  Featured, Transportation & Infrastructure

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Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, commonly known as the Silver Line, opens tomorrow. This milestone is a great opportunity to revisit the project labor agreement (PLA) controversy surrounding Phase 2 of the project. While the final numbers aren’t in yet, Phase 1 cost about $2.9 billion, or $150 million more than initially planned. Phase […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Defense Logistics Agency Project In Richmond Due June 23

0 June 16, 2014  Federal Construction

DLA

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 construct Phase 1 of a mixed-use Operations Center for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation in Richmond, Virginia.   To review and learn how to […]

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

0 May 6, 2014  Federal Construction

Eustis Langley AFB

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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USACE Project Labor Agreements Survey for Virginia and North Carolina Projects Due Dec. 17

0 December 10, 2013  Federal Construction

USACE Wilmington District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to build unspecified projects in North Carolina and Virginia. Both states recently enacted legislation restricting the use of government-mandated PLAs on state […]

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