Diverse Coalition of Construction Industry Associations and Employer Groups Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 June 14, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups oppose government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations.

During the 112th Congress, these groups have sent numerous coalition letters to the House and Senate in support of legislation that will ensure free and open competition on federal and federally assisted construction projects and restrict favoritism, waste and discrimination in federal contracting.

Such legislative solutions, like the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 735/S.119) has broad support from this industry coalition. 

In addition, during the 112th Congress, correspondence to the House on three amendents and House floor votes addressing government mandated PLAs, such as this June 2011 letter to the House, demonstrate their support of amendments to appropriations legislation ending anti-competitive PLA schemes in federal contracting.

Finally, these groups have also provided statements and witnesses to testify at two House Committee hearings against government-mandated PLAs in 2011.

The Following Construction Industry and Employer Groups Support Government Neutrality in Federal Contracting and Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements:

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Associated General Contractors (AGC)
Construction Industry Roundtable (CIRT)
Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC)
Electronic Security Association (ESA)
Merit Elevator Contractors Association of America (MECAA)
National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) – Philadelphia Chapter
National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC)
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC)
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMA)
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA)
NUCA Representing Utility and Excavation Contractors
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Women Construction Owners and Executives, USA (WCOE)

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