Nevada’s Anti-Free Enterprise Lawmakers Rescind Fair and Open Competition Law

0 May 29, 2019  Featured, State & Local Construction

On May 28, 2019, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) signed a bill (SB 231) that will hurt Nevada’s taxpayers and construction industry by reinstating controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on certain Nevada public works projects. SB 231 repealed a 2015 law (AB 159) passed by the then GOP-controlled legislature and signed by Gov. Sandoval (R). […]

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USACE Honolulu District PLA Survey for Schofield Barracks Work Due May 8

0 April 30, 2019  Federal Construction

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) for a the repair of Building 3004 of the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs […]

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USACE New York District PLA Survey Due 4.25

0 April 22, 2019  Uncategorized

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 (PLAs) for the renovation and modernization of Bradley Barracks, West Point, New York. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce […]

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USACE Los Angeles District PLA Survey Due 4.11

0 April 8, 2019  Federal Construction

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 (PLAs) for a project in San Diego County, California. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede […]

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Washington Times Publishes TheTruthAboutPLAs Op-Ed Celebrating Kentucky’s Fair and Open Competition Law

0 April 1, 2019  Featured, State & Local Construction

The Washington Times published this op-ed by TheTruthAboutPLAs.com touting the benefits of fair and open competition following the passage of a Kentucky law (HB 135) restricting controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on state and local public works construction projects (“Let’s welcome all Americans to rebuild America’s infrastructure,” 4/1/19): On March 21, Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Ky., […]

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USACE Louisville District PLA Survey Due 4.3

0 April 1, 2019  Federal Construction

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 (PLAs) for a project in Louisville, Kentucky. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy […]

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New Kentucky Law a Win-Win for Construction Industry, State Economy, Says ABC

0 March 25, 2019  Featured, Open Competition Works, State & Local Construction

Law will ensure fair and open competition on public works construction contracts WASHINGTON, March 25—Associated Builders and Contractors lauded Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) today for signing into law the Fair and Open Competition Act (HB 135), which ensures all of Kentucky’s skilled construction workforce and qualified businesses can compete on a level playing field […]

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PennDOT Withdraws Appeal of Commonwealth Court’s Decision on PLA Mandate

0 March 19, 2019  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Following the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania’s Jan. 11 decision to strike down the state Department of Transportation’s project labor agreement mandate for the Markley Street reconstruction project, PennDOT withdrew their appeal of the decision on March 7. In August 2017, PennDOT issued a solicitation that contained a PLA requirement on the second phase of the Markley Street project, which […]

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USACE Louisville District PLA Survey Due 4.1

0 March 19, 2019  Federal Construction

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 (PLAs) for a project at the Fort Campbell General Purpose Maintenance Shop, Fort Campbell, KY. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs […]

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