Dutchess County Lawmakers Fail to Override Veto on PLA Requirement

0 October 16, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Dutchess County, NY Legislature failed to override County Executive William Steinhaus’ veto of a bill requiring PLAs on all county projects costing in excess of $3.5 million.

Here’s an excerpt from the Poughkeepsie Journal’s coverage:

Legislators voted 15-10 Tuesday night, failing to get at least 17 votes required to override the veto. Proponents of the resolution believed a PLA would save the county money by setting workers’ schedules and other aspects of employing workers for projects. Opponents said a PLA would discriminate against open shop contractors that hire union and nonunion workers.

Steinhaus had said in a veto message last month said the resolution would in effect be county government creating a union monopoly and it would make discrimination a matter of county policy.

The resolution had required two legislative committees and the appropriate department head to report to the Legislature on whether a PLA is feasible for a project that costs more than $3.5 million.

Here at TheTruthAboutEFCA.com, we commend the ten legislators who stood up to Big Labor on behalf of the taxpayers of Dutchess County.  Thank you for your courage!

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