Ben Brubeck

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 […]


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 […]