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. […]


Big Labor’s Push for PLAs in Charm City Heats Up

0 March 22, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Big Labor’s push for wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) on city-funded construction in Baltimore City is kicking into high gear. We expect Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry to introduce legislation today that would require “community partnership agreements” on construction projects that receive city financial support.  This comes two weeks after a similar proposal […]


Talk Radio Blasts Baltimore City Pro-PLA Special Interest Legislation

1 March 18, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Mike Henderson, president of ABC Baltimore, today appeared on the Sean & Frank program on Baltimore’s WCBM-AM (680 AM) to discuss legislation that will be introduced before the Baltimore City Council March 22 that would require “community partnership agreements” on city projects with a total cost of $5 million or more. Listen to the radio interview here.  Here […]


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 […]


Maryland Transit Administration Recognizes PLAs As Potential Source Of Cost Overruns

1 January 27, 2010  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

In a document circulating around the blogosphere (Hat tip to Baltimore Brew), the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) listed the top 10 potential risks to cause cost overruns on the proposed Red Line light rail construction project.  This expansion of public transportation opportunities in Baltimore is much anticipated by many residents. The only problem is MTA’s […]