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Mackinac Center: Is MSU Hyping Project Labor Agreements

2 October 6, 2009  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an October 5 commentary titled, “Is MSU Hyping Project Labor Agreements,” Paul Kersey from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy wonders if an October 13 conference held by the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Labor and Industrial Relations is promoting PLAs without examining the wasteful and discriminatory impact of these special interest handouts. Here’s an excerpt: A […]


Update: Ingham County Commission Moves One Step Closer to Approving Wasteful and Discriminatory PLA Requirement

0 June 17, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Despite efforts to educate Ingham County residents about wasteful and discriminatory union-only project labor agreements through television news coverage and by mail, the County Commission moved one step closer to requiring PLAs on county projects costing over $100,000.  The Commission’s County Services Committee voted 4-2 in favor of an amended version of the PLA requirement […]


ABC Michigan Mailer Opposes Ingham County PLA Requirement Proposal

0 June 15, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized blogged (5/21) about TV news coverage of the Ingham County, Michigan proposed ordinance to require discriminatory and costly PLAs for county projects with labor costs over $100,000.  Note: One wonders how an entity can determine labor costs prior to issuing competitive bids? The Lansing State Journal reports that ABC Michigan sent anti-PLA postcards to county residents […]