Dennis Martire

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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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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Phase 2 Silver Line Bids Below Budget Without Project Labor Agreement Scheme

1 May 23, 2013  Featured, Open Competition Works, Transportation & Infrastructure

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Last week the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) announced the award of a key contract to build the majority of Phase 2 of the controversial Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, known as the Silver Line. The $1.178 billion design/build Package A contract was awarded May 14 to Capital Rail Constructors, a joint venture consisting of Clark […]

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Data Shows Project Labor Agreement on Phase 2 of Silver Line Could Hurt Virginia’s Construction Industry

0 May 18, 2012  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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New evidence suggests a union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) on Phase 1 of the Silver Line Metrorail project may be responsible for the creation of fewer jobs for Virginia’s construction workforce. Dulles Transit Partners (DTP), the prime contractor building Phase 1 of the Silver Line, recently shared data with the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA), the […]

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Virginia Passes Law Curtailing Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes

2 April 24, 2012  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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In a win for taxpayers and Virginia’s merit shop construction industry, on April 9, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed the Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act (HB 33) into law. H.B. 33 prohibits the Commonwealth of Virginia and recipients of state assistance from mandating project labor agreements (PLAs) and enacting PLA preferences discriminating […]

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Is Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail Silver Line Subject to a Government-Mandated Union Project Labor Agreement?

1 December 13, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

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Will a recent deal to save the multi-billion dollar Phase 2 Dulles Metrorail Silver Line project in Northern Virginia force prime contractors to agree to an anti-competitive and costly project labor agreement (PLA) with labor unions in order to win construction contracts? What level of protection will Virginia’s right-to-work law offer to the state’s nonunion […]

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MWAA Officials Overlook Cause of Potential Phase 2 Project Labor Agreement Cost Increases

0 July 6, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Recent correspondence from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) officials indicate that despite months of education and discussion with local stakeholders and the business community, MWAA does not fully understand the potential negative economic impact of its April 6 resolution mandating a union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) that contractors are required to agree to in order […]

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Phase 2 Silver Line Dispute Grabs Headlines; Opposition to Project Labor Agreement Grows

2 June 29, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Opposition continues to mount against the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s (MWAA) April 6 resolution mandating a union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) that contractors are required to agree to in order to win construction contracts on the $3.5 billion Phase 2 Dulles Metro Rail Silver Line project in Northern Virginia. (See previous blog posts from TheTruthAboutPLAs.com […]

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Loudoun County Supervisors, Herndon Mayor Oppose Project Labor Agreement on Phase 2 of Dulles Metro Rail

0 May 20, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Opposition continues to grow against the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s (MWAA) April 6 resolution mandating an anti-competitive and costly project labor agreement (PLA) on Phase 2 of the $3.5 billion Dulles Metro Rail project. In the past two weeks, Loudoun County Supervisors and Herndon Mayor Steve DeBenedittis publicly opposed the Phase 2 PLA mandate. They have joined a […]

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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Opposes Phase 2 Dulles Metro Rail Project Labor Agreement Mandate

0 May 4, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Opposition continues to grow against the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s (MWAA) April 6 resolution mandating an anti-competitive and costly project labor agreement (PLA) on Phase 2 of the $3.5 billion Dulles Metro Rail project. Numerous stakeholders are concerned that a Phase 2 PLA mandate will: Increase Phase 2 construction costs between $300 million and $450 million Reduce […]

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