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ABC Meets with Obama Administration to Discuss Executive Order 13502 Concerning Project Labor Agreements

1 May 28, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Associated Builders and Contractors’ weekly electronic newsletter, Newsline, ran a story in yesterday’s edition about ABC’s meeting with Obama officials to discuss and oppose Executive Order 13502 (“ABC Meets with Obama Administration to Discuss PLA Executive Order). Here are some excerpts: ABC, along with two other trade associations, May 21 met with senior Obama administration officials and […]


Confusion in Columbus

0 May 20, 2009  State & Local Construction

As we’ve mentioned before, one of the biggest misconceptions about PLAs is that they guarantee a local workforce on construction projects.  On May 18, the Columbus, OH City Council adopted a PLA requirement for all city projects. The mandate applies to all new city construction costing over $100,000 and reconstruction or renovation costing over $20,000. […]


In their words: Victims of the SDUSD Project Labor Agreement

0 April 28, 2009  School Construction

The PLA on $2.1 billion worth of San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) construction projects funded by Proposition S is going to prevent qualified local merit shop contractors and apprentices from working on school construction paid for by their own tax dollars unless SDUSD school board members reconsider their support for this costly and discriminatory PLA. […]