New Online Resource Describes the Negative Impact of PLA Mandates on School Construction Projects

0 July 26, 2012  School Construction

The negative impact of project labor agreement (PLA) mandates can be felt most severely when they are applied to local projects –particularly school construction projects.

While local governments are watching the tax revenue they need to invest in public education dry up, PLA mandates are unnecessarily increasing construction costs for schools by as much as 18 percent. The effect is that local taxpayers are deprived of the value they deserve on public construction.

In addition, PLAs make it nearly impossible for the 86 percent of the construction workforce that chooses not to join a union to compete effectively for projects that are funded by their own tax dollars, in their own community.

Learn more about the negative impact of PLA mandates on school construction projects at


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