ABC Michigan Mailer Opposes Ingham County PLA Requirement Proposal

0 June 15, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized blogged (5/21) about TV news coverage of the Ingham County, Michigan proposed ordinance to require discriminatory and costly PLAs for county projects with labor costs over $100,000.  Note: One wonders how an entity can determine labor costs prior to issuing competitive bids?

The Lansing State Journal reports that ABC Michigan sent anti-PLA postcards to county residents (“Ingham County to Review Project Labor Pacts” 6/15), calling the county’s proposed policy discriminatory against nonunion workers.

The Ingham County services committee meets Tuesday to consider the draft policy. If approved, it could go before the full board on June 23.  The two proposed ordinances can be viewed here (starting on page 59).

“This is discrimination against the 75 percent of [Michigan] construction workers who aren’t unionized,” said Chris Fisher, president of the group [ABC Michigan].

The Ingham County commissioners and interested readers can learn more about the provisions in PLAs that typically discrimate against non-union craft professionals and their employers here.

If you oppose this pro-PLA ordinance, sign this petition and voice your concern by writing to the Ingham County Commission.

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