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Iowa Governor Chet Culver Issues Executive Order Encouraging PLAs

0 February 3, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…ulver: 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…


Laura Ingraham and Iowa Small Business Owner Outraged by Obama and Culver Project Labor Agreement Executive Orders

1 July 21, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

…r the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Coralville, IA after the Culver order pushed them towards using a PLA. In July, Iowa gubernatorial candidate Terry Branstad spoke out against Culver’s anti-competitive and costly pro-PLA policy, which led to statements from both campaigns, labor and the business community about this divisive issue. On the radio program, Laura Ingraham and Jeremy Price explain to listeners how Obama and Culver’s pro…


Culver Campaign Fails to Understand How PLAs Harm Iowa Businesses

0 July 9, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…the Board of Regents of partisanship and acting under direct pressure from Culver. “This is blatant discrimination and the Culver cronies on the Board of Regents took this partisan action under direct pressure from Gov. Culver,” Greg Spenner, president and CEO of Iowa’s ABC chapter, said in the release. “Iowans deserve leaders who do not make decisions simply meant to reward political donors. In this case, Big Labor is the winner, at the expense o…


Gov. Culver Delivers for Big Labor

0 March 17, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…oming projects for the Department of Corrections. Here is the text of Gov. Culver’s release announcing the PLAs: Gov. Culver: Welcomes project labor agreements for new construction 3/16/2010 Contact: Erin Seidler, Governor’s Office (515) 281.0173 [email protected] Signs letter to use PLAs for two major Dept. of Corrections projects DES MOINES – Governor Chet Culver today accepted the recommendation by Department of Administrative Services Dire…


Iowa Governor Culver Issues Executive Order Encouraging PLAs

0 February 3, 2010  State & Local Construction

…pete for projects paid for by their own tax dollars. So what prompted Gov. Culver to issue this order? Here at, we have a guess. Gov. Culver is facing long odds for re-election this fall against former Gov. Terry Branstad (R). Recent polling shows Culver trailing Branstad by double digits and although it is still early, this is a troubling sign for an incumbent governor. This is where Big Labor comes in. Since Democrats took…


Iowa State Representative on Culver Pro-PLA Executive Order

0 February 22, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…ter, State Representative Ralph Watts offers his thoughts on Governor Chet Culver’s Executive Order 22, which encourages state agencies to consider project labor agreements (PLAs) on state construction, and also some of Big Labor’s other priority issues in Iowa in 2010. On Executive Order 22 and PLAs: Last week the governor showed one more time that he is more concerned about his base in the labor unions than he is with the taxpayers. The governor…


Iowa’s Mickelson In The Morning Show Covers PLAs

0 March 1, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

…Morning show, Iowa’s most popular daily talk show, discusses Governor Chet Culver’s Executive Order 22, encouraging state agencies to consider project labor agreements (PLAs) on state construction, with Brett McMahon, vice president of Miller & Long, a concrete construction subcontractor, and a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors on his February 26 show. Mickelson and McMahon root out Gov. Culver real motivation to issue this order –…


Iowa Law Restricts Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements, Protects Hawkeye State Construction Industry

1 April 16, 2017  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

…Fort Madison, Iowa, subject to a 2010 PLA mandated by the former Gov. Chet Culver’s (D) administration created jobs for a large number of out-of-state union workers, despite promises by advocates of PLAs that these union-favoring pacts create jobs primarily for Iowa’s taxpayers and construction workforce (“Many prison project jobs went to non-Iowans,” 10/12/13). In addition, a 2006 study by The Public Interest Institute found that a PLA on the Iow…


Project Labor Agreement on Iowa State Penitentiary Fails to Fulfill Local Hiring Promises

0 October 16, 2013  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

…s discriminate against nonunion contractors and drive up taxpayers’ costs. CULVER FAVORED: Former Gov. Chet Culver, a Democrat, was an advocate of project labor agreements, signing an executive order in February 2010 requiring all state departments and agencies to consider using project labor agreements on large state construction projects. BRANSTAD OPPOSED: Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, rescinded Culver’s executive order the first day he ret…


Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Signs Executive Order Prohibiting PLAs on Projects Receiving State Funds

2 January 14, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…today signed executive orders 69 and 70. Executive Order 69 rescinded Gov. Culver’s executive order mandating the use of Project Labor Agreements and prohibits Project Labor Agreements to be used for projects involving state funds. Executive Order 70 rescinded Gov. Vilsack’s executive order that established an automatic process that gave voting rights and right to hold public office to felons and those who committed aggravated misdemeanors. This w…