Big Labor Claims Prove Unfounded

0 June 12, 2012  School Construction, State & Local Construction

In the wake of the overwhelming voter support for Proposition A, which bans government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on city projects in San Diego, union boss Lorena Gonzalez has said repeatedly that Big Labor was outspent 7-1 by corporate interests supporting Proposition A. Here is a video of Gonzalez making the claim on a local […]


Big Labor Crashes Dulles Metro Rail Press Conference, Stifles Objections to Costly Project Labor Agreement Scheme

0 April 20, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

On April, 18 Laborers Union (LIUNA) Local 657 and other members and paid astroturfers guests of the Washington Metropolitan Council, AFL-CIO, bused in disruptive protestors from Washington, D.C., and Maryland to crash a press conference held by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf concerning $3.5 billion worth of construction for Phase 2 of the Dulles Metro Rail project […]


Detroit News Editorial: Break the Barriers

1 January 7, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The editorial board of The Detroit News has once again come out against job killing policies that line the pockets of one special interest group at the expense of Michigan taxpayers.  This issue was discussed in the context of The Detroit News urging the newly-minted Snyder administration to remove the government-imposed hurdles to job creation […]


ABC Michigan Mailer Opposes Ingham County PLA Requirement Proposal

0 June 15, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized blogged (5/21) about TV news coverage of the Ingham County, Michigan proposed ordinance to require discriminatory and costly PLAs for county projects with labor costs over $100,000.  Note: One wonders how an entity can determine labor costs prior to issuing competitive bids? The Lansing State Journal reports that ABC Michigan sent anti-PLA postcards to county residents […]


Switzerland of Ohio School District to Exclude Local Merit Shop Contractors and Workers with Project Labor Agreement

0 May 4, 2009  School Construction, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District, the largest school district in terms of land mass in Ohio, will ask voters to approve a bond to cover costs of building six new school buildings and renovating one over the next three years and a 0.5-mill tax levy to help maintain those structures. According to a […]