CNN Calls Project Labor Agreements and Executive Order 13502 a Massive Windfall for Organized Labor

0 August 14, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Yesterday was the deadline for regulatory comments in response to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council’s proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13502 regarding the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects.

Relying on factual evidence and industry experience, numerous trade associations and hundreds of ABC contractors yesterday submitted comments in strong opposition to government mandated PLAs. A number of comments objected to the proposed rule and Executive Order 13502 on procedural and substantive grounds.

Rest assured, we will be exploring the arguments and substance of the comments in this space.

But first, let’s take a quick look at what this issue is really all about. Lou Dobbs and Bill Tucker at CNN produced an excellent piece exposing this issue to the American public back in February 2009.

“This is a massive windfall for organized labor at taxpayer expense…this isn’t fiscal responsibility…”– Lou Dobbs could not have said it any better.

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