Diverse Coalition of Construction Industry Associations and Employer Groups Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 June 14, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups oppose government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. During the 112th Congress, these groups have sent numerous coalition letters to the House and Senate in support of legislation […]


Minority Contractors and Business Associations Take Leadership Role in Fighting Project Labor Agreements in California Coastal Cities

1 March 9, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Minority contractors and minority business associations in California are taking a political leadership role in Los Angeles and Oakland to oppose proposed project labor agreements (PLAs). LOS ANGELES COUNTY On March 1, 2011, Small Business United (SBU), described as “a coalition of small business groups and professional associations representing a diverse set of constituencies from […]


Op-Ed: Favoring Unions Hurts Taxpayers

0 November 5, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

In an op-ed titled, “Favoring Unions Hurts Taxpayers,” in the November 5 edition of the Tampa Bay Tribune, ABC Gulf Coast Chapter President Steve Cona, Jr. notes that President Obama’s Executive Order 13502 could keep 97 percent of Florida’s private construction workforce from building projects paid for with their own tax dollars.  Executive Order 13502 […]


Save The Endangered Species!

1 October 20, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The fight to save Pennsylvania’s most endangered species is on!  Big Labor is trying to drive Pennsylvania’s nonunion construction workforce into extinction. But the merit shop construction industry and 80 percent of Pennsylvania’s private construction workforce locked out of public construction work by discriminatory and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are fighting back! The “Save the […]


Project Labor Agreement Wrong For Aurora

0 October 20, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

In a letter to the editor published in the Aurora Sentinel on October 11, Bob Roth of Aurora, CO outlines the negative impact of wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs). Letter: Project Labor Agreement Wrong for Aurora By BOB ROTH A disturbing thing is happening right under our noses, and I am willing to […]


Federal Times “This Week” News Brief: Project Labor Pacts Boost Costs, Study Finds

0 September 30, 2009  Federal Construction

Federal Times, the premier news source for federal government managers, covered the September 23 release of the Beacon Hill Institute’s (BHI) study, “Project Labor Agreements on Federal Construction Projects: A Costly Solution in Search of a Problem,” in their September 28 “This Week” news briefs.  The BHI study found that PLAs significantly increase construction costs on […]