Project Labor Agreements

ABC Backs Bill Targeting Costly Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes

0 March 15, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) issued a press release in support of Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Ariz.) Fair and Open Competition Act (FOCA) (S. 622). As described in the press release below and in Senator Flake’s press release, S. 622 will prohibit federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from mandating project labor agreements (PLAs) or using PLA preferences during […]

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USACE Fort Worth District Project Labor Agreement Due March 17

0 March 10, 2017  Uncategorized

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on construction to expand the Western Currency Facility Production and Access in Fort Worth, Texas. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due March 8

0 February 28, 2017  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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 for the continued construction on the lateral expansion of Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to […]

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USACE New Orleans District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 2.21.17

0 February 17, 2017  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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 for the construction of new fronting protection for the Pointe Celeste Pump Station in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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USACE Louisville District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 2.24.17

0 February 14, 2017  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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 for the construction of an Army Reserve Center and Aviation Support Facility at MacDill AFB in Hillsborough County, Florida. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit […]

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Obama’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Executive Order Promotes Waste on Federally Assisted Construction Contracts. Rescind it.

0 February 2, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction

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The media has reported that the White House has compiled a list of about 50 infrastructure spending projects totaling at least $137.5 billion as a first step in following through on President Trump’s campaign promise to renew America’s crumbling highways, airports, dams and bridges. A preliminary list of infrastructure investment priorities provided by the Trump […]

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Construction Union Membership Increased Slightly

0 January 27, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

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According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual union membership report released Jan. 26, 2017, the 2016 union membership rate (i.e., the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions) increased slightly from 13.2 percent to 13.9 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce. Construction unions added 99,000 members in a year-over-year comparison, and the construction […]

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NAVFAC Southwest Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 1.25.17

0 January 19, 2017  Federal Construction

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The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest 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 for the construction of a new Type-III hydrant system and pump house and associated piping work at Travis Air Force Base in […]

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2017 Update: ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 January 11, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, State & Local Construction

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In 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total cost on a case-by-case basis. Many merit shop advocates of fair and open competition predicted the order would steer billions of dollars’ worth of federal construction contracts to […]

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Courts Rule in Favor of #NoPLA Laws Promoting Fair and Open Competition

0 January 10, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

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Proponents of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) have unsuccessfully challenged federal and state laws and executive orders that prevent lawmakers and agencies from imposing anti-competitive and costly union-favoring PLA requirements on taxpayer-funded construction projects. When mandated by government entities, PLAs have a dismal track record of increasing costs, reducing competition, and discriminating against experienced construction companies […]

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