Lansing State Journal

Update: Ingham County Commission Moves One Step Closer to Approving Wasteful and Discriminatory PLA Requirement

0 June 17, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Despite efforts to educate Ingham County residents about wasteful and discriminatory union-only project labor agreements through television news coverage and by mail, the County Commission moved one step closer to requiring PLAs on county projects costing over $100,000.  The Commission’s County Services Committee voted 4-2 in favor of an amended version of the PLA requirement […]


ABC Michigan Mailer Opposes Ingham County PLA Requirement Proposal

0 June 15, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized blogged (5/21) about TV news coverage of the Ingham County, Michigan proposed ordinance to require discriminatory and costly PLAs for county projects with labor costs over $100,000.  Note: One wonders how an entity can determine labor costs prior to issuing competitive bids? The Lansing State Journal reports that ABC Michigan sent anti-PLA postcards to county residents […]


Proposed Ingham County PLA Requirement in the News

0 May 21, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Ingham County, MI’s County Council is considering whether to institute a PLA requirement on a case-by-case basis on county-funded projects with direct labor costs greater than $100,000.  The only problem is PLAs are wasteful, discriminatory and essentially lock out non-union workers – who make up over 75 percent of Michigan’s construction workforce. Well, people […]