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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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ABC Virginia Tells MWAA Phase 2 Metro Rail Construction Project Labor Agreement Scheme Will Increase Costs and Hurt Virginia’s Construction Workforce

0 April 26, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

The Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC VA) continues to raise objections to the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s (MWAA) resolution mandating a union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) on $3.5 billion worth of Phase 2 construction for the Dulles Metro Rail Project. On Friday, ABC VA sent a letter (pdf) to MWAA chair Charles Snelling […]

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Big Labor Crashes Dulles Metro Rail Press Conference, Stifles Objections to Costly Project Labor Agreement Scheme

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

On April, 18 Laborers Union (LIUNA) Local 657 and other members and paid astroturfers guests of the Washington Metropolitan Council, AFL-CIO, bused in disruptive protestors from Washington, D.C., and Maryland to crash a press conference held by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf concerning $3.5 billion worth of construction for Phase 2 of the Dulles Metro Rail project […]

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Washington Examiner Local Editorial: Dulles Rail PLA Insults Virginians, Favors Big Labor

0 April 19, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

A Washington Examiner editorial raises a number of concerns and focuses on disturbing corruption related to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s (MWAA) April 6 resolution mandating an anti-competitive and costly union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) on Phase 2 construction for the $3.5 billion Dulles Metro Rail project (“Dulles Rail PLA Insults Virginians, Favors Big Labor,” 4/18): Virginia is a […]

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