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2017 Update: ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 January 11, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, State & Local Construction

In 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total cost on a case-by-case basis. Many merit shop advocates of fair and open competition predicted the order would steer billions of dollars’ worth of federal construction contracts to […]

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Courts Rule in Favor of #NoPLA Laws Promoting Fair and Open Competition

0 January 10, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Proponents of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) have unsuccessfully challenged federal and state laws and executive orders that prevent lawmakers and agencies from imposing anti-competitive and costly union-favoring PLA requirements on taxpayer-funded construction projects. When mandated by government entities, PLAs have a dismal track record of increasing costs, reducing competition, and discriminating against experienced construction companies […]

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Construction Costs Likely to Rise Due to D.C. Council’s Project Labor Agreement Legislation

0 July 6, 2016  State & Local Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington issued the following press release today in response to the Council of the District of Columbia’s recent addition of language to Section 14 of the The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction […]

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Take Action: D.C. Council’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Legislation Threatens Fair and Open Competition for DC Construction Contracts

0 July 6, 2016  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

District of Columbia council members June 21 added language to Section 14 of The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction contracts exceeding $50 million. Update 7/6/16: The ABC Metro Washington Chapter issued this press release in reaction […]

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ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Produces Impressive Results

1 June 21, 2016  Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, State & Local Construction

In 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total cost on a case-by-case basis. Many merit shop advocates of fair and open competition predicted the order would steer billions of dollars’ worth of federal construction contracts to […]

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USACE Missouri Project Labor Agreement Survey Due June 22

0 June 9, 2016  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the construction of a new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Next NGA West (N2W) facility in the St. Louis metropolitan area. […]

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ABC Virginia President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Deceptive Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 May 30, 2016  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

On May 28, 2016, The Virginia Pilot published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Virginia President Patrick J. Dean in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Letter: Benefits agreements hurt business, taxpayers May […]

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USACE New Jersey Project Labor Agreement Survey Due June 6

0 May 27, 2016  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the Beachfill Initial Construction project, Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet, in Ocean County, NJ. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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USACE California Project Labor Agreement Survey Due June 8

0 May 25, 2016  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Los Angeles District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for large scale construction projects for the Santa Ana River Mainstem – Reach 9 Phase 5b, in Orange County, CA. […]

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