Training & Apprenticeship

Carpenters Expose Project Labor Agreement Schemes in RICO Lawsuit Against Building Construction Trades Department

0 March 6, 2012  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The AFL-CIO’s Building & Construction Trades Department (BCTD) and its leadership have violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and Washington state law by engaging in an “unlawful extortionate campaign” to force the Carpenters union to make monthly payments to BCTD and to be governed by its rules, according to a lawsuit filed Feb. […]

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ABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter News Release: Potential PLA Would Cost McKeesport Taxpayers More

1 June 2, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction

In a May 27 press release, the Western Pennsylvania chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that they held a meeting on May 26 with the McKeesport Area School District Building and Grounds Committee to discuss the negative impact of wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs). The release also outlines some of the […]

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In their words: Victims of the SDUSD Project Labor Agreement

0 April 28, 2009  School Construction

The PLA on $2.1 billion worth of San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) construction projects funded by Proposition S is going to prevent qualified local merit shop contractors and apprentices from working on school construction paid for by their own tax dollars unless SDUSD school board members reconsider their support for this costly and discriminatory PLA. […]

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