The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal construction contract to repair beaches impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. To review the survey and see how to respond to […]
The Wall Street Journal published an editorial praising New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) veto of legislation (S. 2425) expanding New Jersey’s ability to mandate union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded projects like roads, bridges, water treatment facilities and other large-scale infrastructure projects (WSJ editorial, “Sandy’s Union Blowback: Christie keeps veto promise,” 4/16/13): New Jersey […]
Today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation (S. 2425) expanding the ability of public entities in New Jersey to mandate discriminatory and costly project project labor agreements (PLAs) onto taxpayer-funded contracts to rebuild New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. According to the Governor’s website [emphasis added]: “Governor Christie vetoed S-2425 because it could negatively impact efforts […]
Last week, the New Jersey Senate ended its legislative recess. This procedural move forces Gov. Chris Christie (R) to sign or veto legislation in the next couple of days that would greatly expand the ability of public entities to require contractors to sign wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of performing […]
Americans for Prosperity New Jersey Director Steve Lonegan appeared on Fox Business Channel’s Cavuto show Feb. 21 to discuss S2425, a measure opposed by the Wall Street Journal editorial board and covered by TheTruthAboutPLAs.com numerous times this year. It expands the use of anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on Hurricane Sandy reconstruction […]
The Wall Street Journal editorial board blasted anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on New Jersey and federally funded Hurricane Sandy reconstruction projects (Sandy’s Union Windfall: Obama steers relief money to Big Labor. Where’s Gov. Christie, 2/14/13). Learn how lawmakers engaged in PLA cronyism will increase costs to taxpayers and hurt Hurricane Sandy reconstruction.
An alliance of union and merit shop construction industry stakeholders are opposed to legislation expanding the scope of project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on New Jersey construction projects. They are taking steps to prevent A3679 from passing the Assembly or getting signed into law by Gov. Christie and need your help.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal Hurricane Sandy Cleanup project in New Jersey: Beach Rehabilitation from Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here. Responses […]
Here’s an update on the controversial New Jersey legislation that would allow union-only mandates on post-Hurricane Sandy construction projects. Yesterday afternoon, Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly interviewed ABC Northeast Region Chair Kirby Wu about the potential for union-favoring government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on Hurricane Sandy cleanup projects due to NJ Senate bill 2425. Besides serving as […]
Note: This post has been updated to include video of Fox News Channel story and NY Post editorial.
In New Jersey, legislation is moving quickly through the State Legislature that would expand the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) mandated by NJ government officials. Many wonder whether Gov. Christie will uphold his campaign pledge to oppose PLA mandates, or if election year politics and the recent outreach to Gov. Christie by organized labor will trump good policy.