Federal Construction

USACE Sacramento District PLA Survey Due Oct. 6

0 September 29, 2020  Federal Construction

Dear Friend, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the construction of tunnels and subsurface structures at the Sacramento River East Levee Contract 2 project in Greater Sacramento, California. ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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2020 Update: ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 September 22, 2020  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, State & Local Construction

In February 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements on large-scale federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total cost on a case-by-case basis and permits recipients of federal assistance to mandate PLAs on state and local public works projects. Many merit shop advocates and public policy professionals predicted […]

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USACE Louisville District PLA Survey for Fort Knox Due Sept. 4

0 September 1, 2020  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the construction of an elementary school at Fort Knox, Kentucky. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated […]

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USACE Norfolk District PLA Survey for Joint Base Langley-Eustis Due Sept. 1

0 August 26, 2020  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a project at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase […]

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NAVFAC and USACE Issue PLA Surveys in Virginia

0 July 16, 2020  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued two surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for multiple construction projects in Virginia. NAVFAC MID-ATLANTIC is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of a PLA for large scale, general construction […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey for Buckley AFB (CO) Due 3.12.20

0 March 10, 2020  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for construction work to recapitalize the existing medium voltage power generation and distribution system serving the Mission Support Group, Facilities, Logistics & Services Division, located on Buckley Air Force Base […]

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BLS: Just 12.6% of U.S. Construction Industry is Unionized

0 March 3, 2020  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual union members summary report published Jan. 22, 2020, union membership in the construction industry increased slightly in 2019. However, just 12.6% of wage and salary workers were members of unions in the U.S. private construction industry, a decrease from 12.8% in 2018. According to BLS data, […]

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