ABC Heart of America Chapter

Missouri Passes Law Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 May 31, 2017  State & Local Construction

Yesterday Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.) signed legislation into law that will promote fair and open competition on contracts for construction services funded by Missouri taxpayers. SB 182, the Fairness in Public Construction Act, ensures controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) cannot be mandated by the government on state, state-assisted and local construction projects, guaranteeing that almost three […]


Missouri Unions Don’t Want State Officials To Enforce The Law

1 November 17, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

A group of building and construction trade unions has filed a motion to intervene in the ABC Heart of America Chapter’s lawsuit to force Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster to enforce the 2007 “Fairness in Public Construction Act,” which prohibits government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on public projects. Here’s a glimpse […]


ABC Heart Of America Chapter Files Lawsuit To Force Missouri To Enforce Anti-PLA State Law

1 November 6, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The ABC Heart of America Chapter has filed a lawsuit to force the Missouri state government to enforce the Fairness in Public Construction Act.  This 2007 act essentially prohibits state and local government entities from mandating the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded contraction. The ABC lawsuit claims that recent government-mandated PLAs utilized […]


Missouri School District Bait-and-Switch Wastes $20,000 and May Have Violated State Law

1 September 2, 2009  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The September 1 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal reports that the Heart of America Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors sent letters to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) and Attorney General Chris Koster (D) officially requesting that they launch an investigation into the Bayless School District’s procurement practices.  Here is the rundown of the situation from […]