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Virginia Considers Legislation Requiring Project Labor Agreements and Prevailing Wage on Public Works Construction

0 February 10, 2020  Featured, State & Local Construction

Legislation in Virginia’s General Assembly will lead to tax hikes or fewer public works construction projects procured by the Commonwealth’s state and local governments. In addition, it will needlessly increase construction costs and steer contracts to out-of-state unionized businesses and unionized workers at the expense of Virginia’s construction industry.

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PLA Mandate Legislation Introduced in Baltimore City Council

0 February 25, 2020  State & Local Construction

A bill introduced in the Baltimore City Council by Councilmember Shannon Sneed and Council President Brandon Scott would make sweeping changes to the City of Baltimore’s procurement laws. The proposed ordinance, File 20-0488, would impose government mandated project labor agreements on any construction contract valued at $25 million or more. The same mandate would also apply […]

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USACE Mobile District Project Labor Agreement Surveys for Tyndall AFB Due Jan. 24 & Jan. 27

0 January 21, 2020  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issues two surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) for construction of the Airey and Tyndall Gate Complexes as well as the Flight Line Munitions Storage Area (MSA) Facilities located at Tyndall Air Force Base in Bay County, Florida. […]

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USACE Los Angeles District Project Labor Agreement Survey for Fort Huachuca Due. Jan. 27

0 January 14, 2020  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 construction of an Ambulatory Care Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. 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 England District Project Labor Agreement Survey for New England States Due Nov. 18

0 November 12, 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 multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for construction throughout New England awarded to up to 6 offerors, with a total value of up to $90,000,000 total. ABC National […]

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USACE Louisville District Project Labor Agreement Survey for Fort Totten (NY) Due Nov. 7

0 November 5, 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 the full facility revitalization of the Army Reserve Center Training Building at Fort Totten in New York City. ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey For Fort Meade Due 10.30.19

0 October 14, 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 the construction of the East Campus Building 4 at Fort Meade, MD. ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated […]

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Study: Project Labor Agreement Mandates Inflate Cost of New Jersey School Construction by 16.25%

0 October 2, 2019  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, School Construction, State & Local Construction

A study released in August by the Beacon Hill Institute found that New Jersey schools built under controversial government-mandated project labor agreements cost 16.25% more than schools that were bid and constructed through fair and open competition, free from PLA requirements. The study, which looked at 107 schools built in New Jersey since 2002, found that those built under […]

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