Baltimore Sun

Congressman Bartlett Supports Free Enterprise and Maryland’s Construction Community

0 October 10, 2012  Federal Construction

Maryland’s construction industry and taxpayers have a friend in Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) and need to send him back to Washington Nov. 6. readers know Rep. Bartlett has worked tirelessly to ensure federal construction contracts are truly open to all of Maryland’s qualified businesses and construction workforce instead of only well-connected special interests and out-of-state contractors […]


Baltimore Community Partnership Agreement (PLA) Bill Gets a Hearing

0 July 30, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Baltimore City Council held a hearing Thursday, July 29 to examine local legislation (Bill 10-0455) that would require community partnership agreements – also known as wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) – on all construction projects costing more than $5 million and that have some form of city financial support. Here is an […]


Minority Contractor Speaks Out Against Proposed Baltimore City PLA Requirement

2 April 8, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Minority contractor Harold Scott speaks out against proposed legislation to require community partnership agreements, otherwise known as wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs), on Baltimore City construction projects worth over $5 million in an editorials titled, “Baltimore Bill Hurts Minority Workers,”  published April 7 by The Baltimore Sun. Here are the highlights: This bill […]


Baltimore Sun Columnist Opposes Baltimore PLA Legislation

1 April 2, 2010  State & Local Construction

Andy Greene, a Baltimore Sun columnist, opposes a measure before the Baltimore City Council that would lead to government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on all city building projects over $5 million (“City union bill: Right goals, wrong methods,” 4/2/10). …Finding ways to leverage city construction projects to put more Baltimore residents back to work is a […]


Baltimore Contractor: “We’d Have to Shut Our Doors”

0 March 23, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Big Labor and their allies on the Baltimore City Council have introduced their legislation to require community partnership agreements (Wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements by another name) on construction projects with over $5 million in city support. Numerous contractors and their employees marched on City Hall yesterday to protest the introduction of this bill. […]


Baltimore to Review Project Labor Agreement Law

1 March 9, 2010  State & Local Construction

The Baltimore Sun reported that legislation has been introduced before the Baltimore City Council that would require project labor agreements (PLAs) on city projects greater than $5 million (“Union laborers would be first in line for city projects under new bill,” 3/8/10). It is no surprise that the bill is being misrepresented by Big Labor lobbyists such as […]