Malkin: Taxpayers Beware of White House Gifts to Big Labor

1 December 22, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

ICYMI, check out political pundit Michelle Malkin’s blog. It links to a piece on and warns the public about more special interest gifts to Big Labor via anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) (“Watch Out: More Obama union pay-offs in the works,” 12/20): On Friday, President Obama mollified Big Labor bosses at the White […]


Malkin: We Don’t Need to Theorize About How this Shakedown Works

0 September 8, 2010  Federal Construction

In a breakdown of President Obama’s new $50 billion infrastructure construction proposal, commentator Michelle Malkin tells her readers something that we’ve been saying for quite some time: that all workers are not created equal to President Obama. In February 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13502, which encourages agencies to require the use of wasteful […]


This is a Stick-up!

0 September 2, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

There is an interesting story on Fox & Hounds Daily (California politics and business blog) about big Labor and their allies push for costly project labor agreements (PLAs) even on privately funded projects built to benefit society – like museums. Here are the highlights with our emphasis added (L.A. to Eli Broad: ‘Stick ’em Up’, […]


Filling the Airwaves With the Truth About PLAs

0 May 19, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The radio airwaves and blogosphere are filled with concerned individuals exposing the truth about Big Labor’s scheme to monopolize federal construction work at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. Dick Lombardo, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) member Harkins Builders, discusses President Obama’s executive order encouraging the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on […]


Indentured Servitude in the USA and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme Ever

0 April 26, 2010  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized contributor and former Missouri state senator John Loudon offered his thoughts on the Obama Administration’s effort to encourage the use of wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction in a April 25 post titled, “Indentured Servitude in the USA and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme Ever.” Specifically, Mr. Loudon discussed how […]


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 […]

READ MORE Contributor Calls Out Big Labor For Inciting Class Warfare

0 February 2, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In one of the most outstanding and complete breakdowns of the project labor agreement (PLA) issue in the blogosphere, contributor “Liberty Chick” outlines the sad history of PLAs nationwide and specifically in California in a post titled, “California’s Class Warfare: PLAs Pit Union and Nonunion Workers Against Each Other.” This post – complete with […]


BigGovernment: Unions’ Unfair PLAy in California

0 February 1, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized friend and contributor Bret Jacobson wrote a great piece exposing Big Labor tactics in California in a January 29 post titled, “Unions’ Unfair PLAy in California.” Some elected leaders in California are coming up on a tough decision: do they do what’s right for taxpayers, or take from the poor and give […]


Back To The Future: The Lucas County PLA Fight

1 December 4, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Readers of know that we have closely followed a proposal being consider by the Lucas County, OH Board of Supervisors that would require PLAs on all county projects and those that receive county funds. As the Lucas County PLA fight heats up, it’s like deja vu all over again for Lucas County residents. Great Scott Marty! […]

READ MORE Barack Obama Sneaks Through “Union Only” Order Shutting 8 in 10 Construction Workers Out Of Federal Projects

0 September 1, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized is the latest media outlet to expose Executive Order 13502, which encourages the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction over $25 million. It is a handout to Big Labor at the expense of American taxpayers.  In a September 1 post,’s Erick Erickson calls the executive order “appalling and “an astonishing reach.”  We […]