Maryland County Says NO to PLA Mandates

0 January 18, 2012  State & Local Construction

State and local leaders continue to say NO to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates.

The latest to do so is Anne Arundel County, MD, where local leaders adopted a ban on government-mandated PLAs on January 17.


Courtesy of Wikipedia


Maryland joins California, Texas and Pennsylvania as states in which local government entities have approved bans on these Big Labor handouts.  An increasing number of local leaders are starting to understand how Big Labor promises of PLA success usually lead to only cost overruns and discrimination against the vast majority of the construction workforce that chooses not to join a labor organization.

This ban on PLA mandates was enacted just one county away from the upcoming Cheltenham Youth Facility project in Prince George’s County, where Maryland leaders are attempting to become the first state or local government entity to procure a construction project with the Obama administration’s U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) PLA preference policy adopted in April 2010.

Here at, we thank Anne Arundel’s leaders for standing up for taxpayers and the local construction workforce.

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