Washington DC

Construction Costs Likely to Rise Due to D.C. Council’s Project Labor Agreement Legislation

0 July 6, 2016  State & Local Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington issued the following press release today in response to the Council of the District of Columbia’s recent addition of language to Section 14 of the The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction […]

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Take Action: D.C. Council’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Legislation Threatens Fair and Open Competition for DC Construction Contracts

0 July 6, 2016  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

District of Columbia council members June 21 added language to Section 14 of The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction contracts exceeding $50 million. Update 7/6/16: The ABC Metro Washington Chapter issued this press release in reaction […]

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A Red Card for Union Handouts on District Construction Projects

0 May 5, 2016  State & Local Construction

April 25, 2016, District of Columbia officials participated in a groundbreaking and demolition ceremony for the construction of the $300 million DC United Soccer Stadium, which the mayor said will create nearly 1,000 temporary construction and permanent jobs, generate millions of dollars in new tax revenue for the District and establish a $1 billion economic activity […]

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NAVFAC Washington Project Labor Agreement Survey For Naval Research Laboratory Due Oct. 1

0 September 29, 2015  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale federal contract to construct the Electronic Science and Technology Project at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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NAVFAC Washington Project Labor Agreement Survey for Bethesda Contract Due August 10

0 August 4, 2015  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale federal contract to construct the Temporary Medical Facilities at Navy Support Activity in Bethesda, Maryland. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell NAVFAC […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Baltimore to District of Columbia Corridor Due Oct. 23

0 October 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction contracts to build unspecified large-scale federal projects within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in previous years and has not required a PLA on a contract. This […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for New England MATOC Jobs Due June 2

0 May 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to build, renovate and repair military and other federal facilities throughout six New England states. Those states include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Washington-Baltimore Corridor Contracts Due Dec. 4

0 November 26, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on unspecified large-scale federal construction contracts within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in January 2013. In response, TheTruthAboutPLAs.com documented how government-mandated PLAs in the Washington, D.C., and […]

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Mayor Gray’s Project Labor Agreement on New DC United Stadium Deserves a Red Card

2 September 10, 2013  Featured, State & Local Construction

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray is holding a 2 p.m. press conference at Nationals Stadium today with DC United executives and local construction labor union bosses to announce the signing of a project labor agreement (PLA) that will govern the $300 million DC United soccer stadium at the Buzzard Point area in Southwest Washington, D.C. According to […]

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Great Scott: Projects Bid With and Without PLA Mandates Show PLAs Increase Costs and Reduce Competition

3 April 18, 2013  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

While researching the use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) in West Virginia in advance of Wednesday’s deadline for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) survey about a potential PLA mandate on a large-scale federal project in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., TheTruthAboutPLAs.com went back in time to revisit another real-world example of how discriminatory PLA […]

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