Washington State

The West Coast’s Big Dig Boondoggle Woes Continue: Seattle’s Tunnel PLA Job Dangerous For Workers

0 March 22, 2016  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Bad news continues to plague Washington state’s Highway 99 tunnel mega-project (PDF) underneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront, contradicting a number of key points lawmakers and construction union lobbyists use to sell government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) to owners, taxpayers and the media.   According to the AP, the Seattle Tunnel’s injury claims have totaled more than $2.5 […]

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Project Labor Agreement Failure: Is Seattle’s Tunnel the West Coast’s Big Dig Boondoggle?

0 March 13, 2015  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Bad news continues to plague Washington state’s Highway 99 tunnel mega-project underneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront, contradicting a number of key points lawmakers and construction union lobbyists use to sell government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) to owners, taxpayers and the media. It has not been a model government-mandated project labor agreement, as media reports indicate the job […]

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Project Labor Agreement Survey for Hospital Renovation at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Due August 1

0 July 22, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntsville District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale, federal contract to modernize the Oak Harbor Hospital Modernization Project at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, […]

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Project Labor Agreement on Seattle Tunnel Mega-Project Fails to Deliver on Many Promises

0 January 23, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Bad news continues to plague Washington state’s $2 billion Highway 99 tunnel project underneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront, contradicting a number of key points lawmakers and construction unions use to sell government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) to owners, taxpayers and the media. Despite promises by Big Labor and advocates of these union-friendly deals that allegedly prevent costly […]

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Despite Project Labor Agreement, Union Dispute Shuts Down Seattle Tunnel Job for Four Weeks

0 September 18, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

A project labor agreement (PLA) failed to prevent a labor dispute that shut-down a portion of a Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) mega-construction project for more than four weeks. It is one of many recent examples of PLA projects suffering from delays and increased costs resulting from labor disputes and strikes, despite the fact that […]

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The Top 10 Stories of 2012

0 January 16, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Happy New Year from TheTruthAboutPLAs.com In 2012, construction industry advocates of fair and open competition in public contracting defied a difficult political environment and economy to create more opportunities for qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees. President Obama’s Feb. 6, 2009, Executive Order 13502 encouraging federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) […]

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NAVFAC Issues PLA Survey for Whidbey Island Project in Washington Due Jan. 14.

0 January 9, 2013  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest has issued a PLA survey requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a $25 million to $100 million Operational Training Facility at the Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island, Wash. Responses to the survey must be submitted by 2 […]

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USACE Issues PLA Survey for Federal Project at Ft. Lewis, Washington

0 November 15, 2012  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey requesting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for the Design/Bid/Build construction of a 1,200-member Army Reserve Center at Fort Lewis, Wash. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell […]

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NAVFAC ISSUES TWO PLA SURVEYS FOR WASHINGTON STATE

1 October 29, 2012  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest has issued two surveys requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for federal construction projects in Washington: The seismic upgrades and renovation of the fire station of building 435 at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Wash., The repair and modernization […]

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Democrat House Appropriator Hinchey Pushes USACE To Mandate Project Labor Agreement on West Point Construction

0 July 12, 2012  Federal Construction

Politicians receiving campaign cash and favors from Big Labor continue to pressure federal agencies to mandate anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale construction federal construction projects even though they are not in the public interest and have a public record of poor performance. U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey, a retiring ten term Democrat from upstate […]

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