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The Truth About Project Labor Agreement Research

0 May 1, 2014  Featured, Open Competition Works

Lobbyists calling for the increased use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) have been referencing work by Kotler, Phillips, Belman, Bodah and Le that is critical of quantitative research that demonstrates the negative impact of anti-competitive PLA requirements on construction costs and taxpayers. These attacks, which have been referenced and discussed in inaccurate and biased PLA feasibility studies produced by Hill […]

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ABC Tells Congess: Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Violate Federal Law

0 March 16, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

In an update to our post from earlier today, here is a press release from ABC National on today’s House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee’s Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending Subcommittee (chaired by Rep. Jordan of Ohio) hearing called, Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: The Cost of Doing Business in the Construction […]

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Mackinac Center: Is MSU Hyping Project Labor Agreements

2 October 6, 2009  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an October 5 commentary titled, “Is MSU Hyping Project Labor Agreements,” Paul Kersey from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy wonders if an October 13 conference held by the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Labor and Industrial Relations is promoting PLAs without examining the wasteful and discriminatory impact of these special interest handouts. Here’s an excerpt: A […]

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