Boston Herald

Op-Ed: PLA Rocked Plymouth Studio

2 November 19, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a November 18 op-ed in the Boston Herald titled, “PLA Rocked Plymouth Studio,” ABC Massachusetts Chapter Chairman Jerry Simmer highlights how the use of project labor agreements (PLAs), and the increased costs that come along with them, may have killed the development of a new Plymouth Rock Studio project in Plymouth, MA.  As Mr. […]


Boston Herald Editorial Calls Project Labor Agreements Political Payback to Big Labor

2 September 28, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Sunday the Boston Herald editorial board wrote a piece summarizing the latest study on costly and anti-competitive project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects from the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) and agreed with one of the BHI’s key conclusions about PLAs (“Political Payback,” 9/27). The institute’s latest report on PLAs casts doubt on the only rationale for the agreements […]


Boston Herald Opposes Project Labor Agreements

0 June 8, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Our post about the San Diego Union-Tribune’s anti-PLA editorial reminded me of an anti-PLA editorial published by the Boston Herald (“Stimulus for some,” 4/8/09) a few weeks prior to the launch of  The Herald’s excellent editorial came on the heels of an AP story about Mass. considering PLAs on projects funded by the federal stimulus […]