Chris Christie

Pro-PLA Legislation Moving in New Jersey. Will Gov. Christie Uphold his Campaign Pledge?

8 January 17, 2013  School Construction, State & Local Construction

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.


New Jersey Letter to the Editor Tells the Truth About PLAs

2 November 9, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an outstanding letter to the editor published by the Trenton Times (“Building a Case Against PLAs,” 11/8/10), ABC New Jersey Chapter president Patrick Stewart lays out the facts about wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs). And interestingly enough, he gets some help from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  Here […]


Asbury Park Press Calls On NJ Governor Christie To End The Use Of PLAs

1 January 26, 2010  Uncategorized

In a January 24 editorial, the Asbury Park Press reduced newly inaugurated Governor Chris Christie’s 88 point plan for New Jersey into 20 items the editorial board believes should be tackled immediately. Item #17 caught our attention: 17. End the use of project labor agreements, which drive up the cost of public construction projects. Here […]


Asbury Park Press: Costly PLAs Must Be Ended

0 November 16, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a November 16 editorial titled, “Costly PLAs Must Be Ended,” the Asbury Park Press weighs in on the project labor agreement (PLA) controversy.  The paper calls on Governor-elect Chris Christie to fulfill his campaign pledge to end the use of costly and discriminatory PLAs on public construction in New Jersey. Here is an excerpt: […]