Yesterday, the Orange County (CA) Board of Supervisors held a hearing and 5-0 approved an ordinance prohibiting government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on county-funded construction projects.
The ordinance would prohibit the requirement of PLAs unless mandated by California and/or federal law and contractors are free to voluntarily enter into PLAs.
Accoding to the Los Angeles Times, ordinance sponsor Supervisor John Moorlach said, “this was one way to make sure that we have an even playing field when we’re out dealing with contracts.”
The Total Buzz Blog reported the following:
Moorlach said today he brought up the ordinance to solidify the board’s policy: “PLA agreements are anti-competitive and discriminatory and tend to reduce the number of contractors willing to bid on a particular project,” he said.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com agrees and is pleased that the O.C. Board of Supervisors is taking a public stand against Big Labor’s costly and discriminatory agenda. It is about time public officials put taxpayers ahead of special interests.