Federal Construction

Coalition Supports the Fair and Open Competition Act in Letter to Congress Opposing Project Labor Agreement Mandates

0 February 23, 2022  Federal Construction

On Feb. 23, ABC and a coalition of 19 associations and organizations representing the construction industry and business community sent Congress a letter of support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 403/H.R. 1284), sponsored by Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind. and Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C. The Fair and Open Competition Act would prevent federal agencies and […]

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Construction Coalition Argues Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements in Letter to White House

0 February 16, 2022  Federal Construction

ABC joined a diverse coalition of more than a dozen associations and organizations representing millions of workers in the construction industry in a Feb. 15 letter to President Joe Biden opposing the administration’s new executive order mandating project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more. Executive Order 14063 was signed on Feb. 4. In […]

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WSJ Op-Ed: The Truth About President Biden’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Executive Order

0 February 9, 2022  Federal Construction

The WSJ published this op-ed Feb. 9, exposing the truth about President Biden’s Executive Order 14063, which requires federal construction contracts of $35 million or more to be subjected to controversial government-mandated project labor agreements. This piece is one of many op-eds and editorials opposing government-mandated PLAs published by the WSJ over the years. View […]

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President Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Executive Order Will Increase Costs to Taxpayers and Exacerbate Construction Industry Skilled Labor Shortage

0 February 4, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

Yesterday, Associated Builders and Contractors issued this press release in reaction to President Biden’s long-rumored executive order (see White House fact sheet) pushing government-mandated project labor agreements on certain federal construction contracts. This policy is bad news for taxpayers and the construction industry. President Biden’s Pro-PLA Executive Order Will Increase Costs to Taxpayers and Exacerbate […]

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USACE Mobile District Issues Two PLA Surveys Due 11.24

0 November 19, 2021  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District has issued two surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) for multiple large-scale projects at Redstone Arsenal in Madison County, Alabama. ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to these PLA surveys. Tell […]

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Nonunion Workers Suffer Up to 34% in Wage Theft Under Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 October 22, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22—Associated Builders and Contractors today calls attention to a new report that highlights the negative economic impact of controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on nonunion construction workers, who comprise 87.3% of the construction industry workforce. The study found that the limited number of nonunion craft professionals permitted to work on construction projects subject […]

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Advocacy Campaign Opposes Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes in Infrastructure Bill

1 July 26, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

As Congress continues to craft legislation implementing a bipartisan infrastructure framework, ABC  issued a July 13 press release announcing a digital advocacy campaign opposing costly government-mandated project labor agreement schemes on the federal infrastructure legislation. ABC-Led Coalition Announces Six-Figure Advocacy Campaign Build America Local, a coalition of construction industry and business organizations led by Associated […]

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Biden Administration Circulates Draft Pro-Project Labor Agreement Executive Order For Federal Contracting

0 June 30, 2021  Federal Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com can confirm recent media reports that the Biden administration is circulating a draft executive order to federal agencies that will modify and expand President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, issued in February 2009, which encourages federal agencies to require project labor agreements on a case-by-case basis on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total […]

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Biden and Treasury Promote Project Labor Agreement Schemes on Taxpayer-funded Construction Projects in American Rescue Plan

0 May 12, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The Biden administration and U.S. Department of the Treasury have taken another unfortunate step promoting anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects. The latest effort to steer public works construction projects to unionized contractors and union labor at the expense of taxpayers and fair and open competition is sure to create […]

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