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Santa Fe City Council Adopts the State’s First PLA Mandate

1 April 2, 2012  State & Local Construction

There was a distributing development in Santa Fe, N.M., on Feb. 29, when the city council quietly adopted a policy requiring community workforce agreements (CWAs) on all projects costing more than $500,000. A community workforce agreement is no different than a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA); it just goes by another name. Washington, […]


More Evidence Shows Project Labor Agreements Injure Competition

1 January 20, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On Jan. 19, 2011, ABC’s weekly electronic publication, Newsline, conducted an electronic poll of Newsline subscribers about the impact of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on bidding for public construction projects.  The poll remained open until Jan. 26, 2011 and readers were asked to respond to this question:  ‘”Would you be more likely or less likely […]


More Required Reading: April 14 Media on Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Final Rule

2 April 14, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The public continues to cover the Obama administration’s controversial final rule encouraging federal agencies to require project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects costing more than $25 million. It’s a sop to Big Labor that is sure to increase construction costs, cut competition and inject some Chicago-style cronyism into the federal construction procurement process. A Washington […]