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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Editorial: The Project Labor Agreement Shakedown

0 October 12, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran a scathing editorial about project labor agreements (PLAs) in light of the controversy surrounding Executive Order 13502 and the government-mandated PLA on the new U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Center in Manchester, New Hampshire (“The PLA Shakedown,” 10/11). PLAs pervertedly are touted as giving taxpayers more bang for their buck. Union labor supposedly assures “greater quality” because “fair” wages must be…


Pennsylvania Lawmakers Speak Out Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

1 September 29, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Pennsylvania Representative John Bear (R-Lancaster) and Republican House Policy Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York), along with the Keystone chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, held a press conference on the steps of the Pennsylvania capital today, September 29 at 10am to announce the introduction of legislation prohibiting project labor agreements (PLAs) on public construction in Pennsylvania. Senator Bear clearly understands tha…