PA Hearing on Open Contracting Act Legislation Today

1 December 9, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Today the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee will hold a hearing on project labor agreements (PLAs) and legislation (House Bill 2010, The Open Contracting Act) introduced by Reps. Stan Saylor (R-York) and John Bear (R-Lancaster) that would prohibit government-mandated PLAs on PA and PA-funded construction projects.

The committee is scheduled to hear testimony from stakeholders in the PLA debate including representatives from construction companies, labor unions, and interest groups on Wednesday, Dec. 9,  9 a.m at H.B. McClure, 600 South 17th Street, Harrisburg.
WATCH IT LIVE:     This hearing will be streamed live at  Log on at 8:55 a.m.

This billboard and video are part of the “Save His Endangered Job”campaign to prevent wasteful and discriminatory PLAs on public construction in Pennsylvania.  PLAs discourage nonunion contractors from competing for construction contracts on PLA projects. Reduced competition increases the cost of construction and prevents taxpayers from receiving the best quality product at the best possible price. In addition, should a nonunion contractor successfully win a contract on a PLA project, PLAs force nonunion employees to pay dues to a union, accept union representation for the life of a project without an employee vote or choice, and follow antiquated union work rules in order to work on a project funded by their own tax dollars.

To learn more, visit this for more information.  Additionally, visit the“Take Action” page to get active in opposing wasteful and discriminatory PLAs in PA.

The campaign has also produced an outstanding web video, which is available below. Share it with anyone else who cares about value and accountability on public construction projects.

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