Give Me a Break! John Stossel to Discuss PLAs on Fox News Today

0 November 12, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Today John Stossel is going to be on Your World with Neil Cavuto at 4:20 PM EST on Fox News to talk about President Obama’s push to use union labor for big federal projects. 

Mr. Stossel may shed more light on the recent controversy surrounding the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to cancel its solicitation for bids to construct a new Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H. under a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA). 

The DOL’s Job Corps Center PLA was believed to be the first government-mandated PLA on a federal construction project since President Obama’s Executive Order 13502 was issued Feb. 6, 2009.

Mr. Stossel has reported on other instances of misguided government interference in the construction industry that, like PLAs, ultimately harm taxpayers and free enterprise (“The Fallacy of the Prevailing Wage,” 08/10/05).

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