Brett McMahon

One is the Loneliest Number for a Michigan Congressman

0 June 27, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

One is the loneliest number for Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter (R), who last week gained the distinction of being the only Republican in the U.S. House  or the Michigan Senate to vote in favor of wasteful and discriminatory government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on public construction. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy covered this issue […]


Fox Business News Covers Chula Vista’s Prop G Victory

0 June 16, 2010  State & Local Construction

Last Tuesday, Chula Vista, Calif. voters rejected costly and anti-competitive project labor agreements (PLAs) on public works projects by passing Proposition G, which bans PLAs on city-funded construction projects and helps public officials deliver to taxpayers the best possible construction project at the best possible price. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal editorial board applauded Chula Vista voters for passing […]


American Spectator: Employers and Workers Lose Out Under Project Labor Agreements

0 June 3, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

An article in the American Spectator explains why anti-competitive project labor agreement (PLA) schemes and President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 are a bad deal for employees and employers in the construction industry (“Employers and Workers Lose Out Under Project Labor Agreements,” 6/2). Labor bosses who have failed to secure pension obligations for their membership have successfully schemed […]


ABC Member Discusses Federal Project Labor Agreements on Fox Business Network

2 May 13, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Last night, David Asman of FOX Business Network’s “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” program interviewed Brett McMahon, vice president of ABC member firm Miller & Long Concrete Construction, about the April 13 final rule implementing President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502. The Obama order strongly encourages federal agencies to steer lucrative construction contracts to […]


More Ink on Big Labor Favor

1 May 1, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Christopher Neefus at reports on the April 13 final rule implementing the pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 that encourages federal agencies to steer lucrative federal construction contracts to construction companies signatory to Big Labor (“Obama Gives Unions a ‘Massive Payback’ with Executive Order, Contractors Claim,” 4/30). Interviews with Rep. John Kline (R – Minn.), Brett […]


ABC Member Discusses Failing Union Pension Plans on Fox Business Network

0 April 29, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized readers familiar with provisions in wasteful and anti-competitive project labor agreements (PLAs) that force employers to contribute to failing union multi-employer pension plans on behalf of their employees have likely reviewed Required Reading on Multi-Employer Pension Plan Crisis. April 29, Fox Business Network’s Americas Nightly Scoreboard program invited the Small Business All-Stars to discuss Wall Street […]


Matt Lewis Discusses Obama Executive Order and PLAs

0 April 20, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Brett McMahon, vice president of Miller & Long, a concrete construction subcontractor, based in Bethesda, Md., and a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors joins the Matt Lewis podcast to discuss Executive Order 13502 and project labor agreements (PLAs) in general. This wide-ranging discussion breaks down how PLAs are a huge win for Big […]


Required Reading on Tax Day About Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Final Rule

0 April 15, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On Tax Day, the critics continue to attack the Obama administration’s final rule that gives federal agencies the power to mandate the use of costly, wasteful and anti-competitive project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects costing more than $25 million.  As they should.  Under PLAs, taxpayers will now pay more and get less.  Isn’t it time we put […]