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ABC Virginia President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Deceptive Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 May 30, 2016  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

On May 28, 2016, The Virginia Pilot published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Virginia President Patrick J. Dean in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Letter: Benefits agreements hurt business, taxpayers May […]

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ABC Western Pennsylvania President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Tired Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 October 14, 2015  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

On Sunday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Western Pennsylvania President Pete Gum in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Government-mandated project labor agreements are anti-competitive and costly […]

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West Jefferson Hills School Board Members Who Support a 15% Cost Increase

10 October 7, 2015  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

Carolyn Bourgeois Email Darlene Schreiber Email John Hosmer Email Dr. David Graham Email Anna Louise Lilley Email Anthony M. Angotti Email Alan J. Caponi Email PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT (PLA) MANDATES ARE BAD FOR THE WEST JEFFERSON HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT. How PLAs Increase Costs PLA Mandates INCREASE Project Costs – studies show these mandates increase school construction […]

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West Jefferson Hills School District Project Labor Agreement Exposed

0 August 20, 2015  School Construction, State & Local Construction

On May 26, 2015, the West Jefferson Hills School District (WJHSD) Board voted 7-1 to require a project labor agreement (PLA) on construction contracts to build a $100 million high school south of Pittsburgh. After learning about this discriminatory PLA mandate, on August 18, 2015, the ABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter wrote this letter to WJHSD […]

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The Truth About the Recent PA Supreme Court Ruling

0 February 1, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Pennsylvania Supreme Count issued a preliminary ruling on the Hawbaker, et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services, et al. Several uninformed media outlets have indicated that this ruling is an endorsement of PLAs.  This is not accurate. This case stems from former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell administration’s effort to force PLA requirements on […]

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ABC Wins Another Challenge Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements on Federal Construction Projects

2 January 6, 2011  Federal Construction

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com is pleased to share a news release about ABC’s latest win against anti-competitive and costly federal government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). ABC, ABC members and TheTruthAboutPLAs.com continue to lead the fight against special interest PLA schemes on behalf of the construction industry, concerned taxpayers and supporters of the principles of fair and open competition […]

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Tribune-Review: Students Get Lesson in “Consequences of Blowing off Homework and Disregarding Basic Economics”

1 September 9, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s editorial board offered its thoughts on the latest effort by Big Labor to monopolize construction work in the Pittsburgh area.  This time, it is the Penn Hills School Board that has bended to the demands of local union bosses and required a project labor agreement (PLA) on an upcoming $130 million high school project. Here […]

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Pittsburgh Area School District Approves Wasteful and Discriminatory PLA Requirement

0 September 1, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh-area Penn Hills School Board this week approved a policy requiring contractors to sign a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) as a condition of working on $150 million worth of upcoming school construction. Here is an excerpt from Associated Builders and Contractors Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s August 31 press release: PENN HILLS PLAYS […]

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