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USACE New York District PLA Survey Due 4.25

0 April 22, 2019  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 (PLAs) for the renovation and modernization of Bradley Barracks, West Point, New York. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce […]

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USACE Louisville District PLA Survey Due 2.28.19 – Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

0 February 25, 2019  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 (PLAs) for the construction of an Air Force Reserve Command consolidated mission facility on Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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New Illinois Governor Signs Pro-PLA Executive Order

0 January 25, 2019  Uncategorized

In enacting a series of executive orders, newly elected Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Executive Order 2019-02 requiring all state agencies to immediately comply with the state’s Project Labor Agreements Act. The state’s Project Labor Agreements Act requires state agencies to consider on a case-by-case basis whether PLA should be utilized on public works projects. […]

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USACE New England District PLA Survey Due October 29

0 October 23, 2018  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 (PLAs) on the construction of a new Compound Semiconductor Laboratory and Microelectronics Integration Facility on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory campus. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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Minnesota School District Adopts Discriminatory Union-only PLA

1 September 17, 2018  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a disappointing vote on Tuesday night, the Roseville School Board in Minnesota voted 4-2 to adopt a discriminatory union-only project labor agreement that will drive up the costs of district construction for years to come, limit competition, and discriminate against local workers – all while paying off special interest union bosses in the process. […]

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USACE New Orleans District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 21

0 May 15, 2018  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 Fort Worth District Project Labor Agreement Due March 17

0 March 10, 2017  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 construction to expand the Western Currency Facility Production and Access in Fort Worth, Texas. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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Project Labor Agreement Mandate Scheme Rejected by Minnesota School Board

0 March 16, 2016  School Construction, Uncategorized

ABC continues to push back against costly and inefficient government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) at the local level. This week, the Farmington School Board in Minnesota voted 4-1 to reject a PLA requirement for its upcoming school construction and repair projects. Last fall the voters of Farmington approved a $45 million referendum for these projects. […]

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BLS: Construction Industry Union Membership Declines

1 January 28, 2016  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual union membership report released today, the 2015 union membership rate (i.e., the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions) dipped slightly from 13.9 percent in 2014 to 13.2 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce. In addition, construction unions lost 28,000 members in a year-over-year comparison, despite […]

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Happy Halloween From TheTruthAboutPLAs.com

0 October 31, 2014  Uncategorized

Don’t be tricked by government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) this Halloween. PLAs drive up construction costs for taxpayers because responsible contractors that do a quality job at the best price refuse to bid on projects when politicians require them to sign union agreements.   Analysis by numerous academic studies of public construction projects indicate PLA mandates increase the […]

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