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Executive Order No. 13502 Does Not Require Any State or Local Government To Impose Union-Only Project Labor Agreements On Construction Projects Built With Federal Assistance

1 July 20, 2009  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

This post addresses the question of whether President Obama’s Executive Order No 13502 (Feb. 6, 2009) requires state or local governments to impose union-only project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction projects built with federal assistance.  As further explained below, the Executive Order is quite clear on this point: Nothing in the Executive Order requires any […]


Is President Obama’s Pro-PLA Executive Order Even Legal?

0 May 12, 2009  Federal Construction

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council is in the process of issuing regulations to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, which declares that executive agencies awarding contracts on “large scale construction projects” (having a total cost to the federal government of $25 million or more) “may, on a project-by project basis, require the use of […]