Iowa Governor Chet Culver today issued an executive order encouraging wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) on state construction projects at the Iowa Building and Construction Trades Convention in Des Moines. The Culver press release is below.
The order is not publicly available yet, although it will likely be similar to President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to require PLAs on federal construction projects with a price tag greater than $25 million.
Culver’s gift to Big Labor is an unfortunate development for the people of Iowa. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com will have an extensive post on this breaking news soon.
UPDATE: The order was covered in a blog post in the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Politics Insider Blog (“Culver: I won’t repeal Right-To-Work Law,” 2/3) and (“Use labor agreements, Culver tells state departments,” 2/2).
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Governor Culver to Sign Executive Order 22 at Labor Convention Tomorrow
DES MOINES – Governor Chet Culver will sign Executive Order 22 tomorrow at the Building and Construction Trades Convention. The Executive Order will require all state departments and agencies to consider using Project Labor Agreements on large-scale construction projects to provide structure and stability, promote efficient, on-time completion and ensure the highest standards and most reasonable costs on the projects.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Governor Culver will sign Executive Order 22, which addresses the use of Project Labor Agreements by state agencies.
Building and Construction Trades Convention
Hotel Fort Des Moines
1000 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA