Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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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West Jefferson Hills School Board Members Who Support a 15% Cost Increase

10 October 7, 2015  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

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Carolyn Bourgeois Email Darlene Schreiber Email John Hosmer Email Dr. David Graham Email Anna Louise Lilley Email Anthony M. Angotti Email Alan J. Caponi Email PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT (PLA) MANDATES ARE BAD FOR THE WEST JEFFERSON HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT. How PLAs Increase Costs PLA Mandates INCREASE Project Costs – studies show these mandates increase school construction […]

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Editorial: Removing PLA on VA Facility Good For Taxpayers

0 January 13, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

An editorial in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review praised the removal of government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the construction of a $50 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Research Office Building in Pittsburgh and heavily criticized politicians and special interests participating in these anti-competitive and costly schemes (“The VA & PLAs: A welcome reversal,” 1/13/11): Dropping inclusion of […]

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Tribune-Review: Students Get Lesson in “Consequences of Blowing off Homework and Disregarding Basic Economics”

1 September 9, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s editorial board offered its thoughts on the latest effort by Big Labor to monopolize construction work in the Pittsburgh area.  This time, it is the Penn Hills School Board that has bended to the demands of local union bosses and required a project labor agreement (PLA) on an upcoming $130 million high school project. Here […]

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Dem Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor: CCAC PLA Requirement was “Probably Wrong”

0 August 16, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Allegheny County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato (D) criticized the Community College of Allegheny County’s (CCAC) requirement that all bidders for the upcoming construction of a $21 million science building agree to sign a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) with Big Labor as a condition of performing work on this project. Here’s an […]

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Contractors Fight PLA Mandate on Pittsburgh Area Community College Project

0 August 12, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

There has been a flurry of activity surrounding the fight for fair and open competition in the Pittsburgh area over the last 72 hours. The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) was scheduled to receive bids for the $21 million construction of a new 65,000 sq. ft. science center on August 10. Unfortunately, buried within […]

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Another Editorial Opposed to Federal Project Labor Agreements

0 May 21, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Yet another editorial board – the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – has come out in opposition to President Obama’s scheme to funnel federal construction contracts to Big Labor through project labor agreements (PLAs) via Executive Order 13502 (“The Union Label: Paying Off Big Labor,” 5/21/10): Rewarding Big Labor for political support, the Obama administration is virtually shutting nonunion contractors out of […]

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Blunting Big Labor

1 November 16, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also voiced it’s opposition to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements in a November 16 editorial titled, “Blunting Big Labor.” Blunting Big Labor Monday, November 16, 2009 Kudos to Ken Holmes for stopping in its tracks taxpayer-funded political payback to organized labor. Mr. Holmes is president of nonunion North Branch Construction in […]

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