Federal Construction

USACE Philadelphia District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 25

0 May 22, 2018  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 government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for the construction of a new C-5 and C-17 aircraft maintenance hangar at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to […]

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USACE Baltimore District Labor Market Survey Due May 25

0 May 21, 2018  Featured, 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 government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for large scale (greater than $25 million) construction projects in the State of Maryland. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell […]

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USACE New Orleans District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 21

0 May 15, 2018  Featured, Federal Construction, Uncategorized

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) on a federal contract for the construction project on the West Bank Mississippi River Levee. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE that government-mandated […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due April 9

0 April 2, 2018  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) on the large scale construction project to repair the McRee Barracks at Fort Belvoir, VA with an estimated cost between $25 million and $100 million. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a […]

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USACE Omaha District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due February 8

0 February 7, 2018  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) on a federal contract for the repair of Biggs Army Airfield on Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond […]

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Coalition Asks President Trump To Let All Americans Rebuild U.S. Infrastructure

1 January 30, 2018  Featured, Federal Construction

Politico’s Morning Transportation reports that Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and a coalition of 13 other construction and business associations sent President Trump a Jan. 24, 2018, letter urging the administration to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally assisted projects, allowing all qualified contractors and Americans to fairly compete to build and […]

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A Total of 24 States Restrict Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

1 January 26, 2018  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

On Feb. 6, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects—those exceeding $25 million in total value—on a case-by-case basis, and permits states and localities to mandate PLAs on federally assisted projects. Since President Obama issued Executive Order 13502, 23 […]

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BLS: Just 14 Percent of U.S. Construction Industry Is Unionized

0 January 19, 2018  Featured, Federal Construction

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual Union Members Summary report published January 19, 2018, 14 percent of wage and salary workers were members of unions in the U.S. private construction industry. That’s a slight increase from 13.9 percent in 2016. The overall private construction industry increased by 356,000 jobs (7,488,000 in 2016 vs 7,844,000 in 2017). […]

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