Clark County

Nevada Court Declares Project Labor Agreement to be Favoritism: Strikes Down Mandate for Contractors to Sign with Unions to Build $17 Million Las Vegas Prison

1 August 17, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

On August 15, State of Nevada District Court Judge Jerry Wiese ruled that a project labor agreement (PLA) imposed on contractors by the elected Clark County Board of Commissioners for a $17 million prison project in Las Vegas violated the state’s competitive bidding laws. The Nevada Supreme Court has asked Judge Wiese to evaluate the […]


Is Vegas going PLA?

0 August 19, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Remember when Vegas construction unions were willing to gamble with union pension funds to secure union-only PLAs on public projects?  That effort failed so now they are turning to their political friends to secure union-only contracts. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Clark County Commissioners are reviewing a policy that would require discriminatory and costly project labor agreements […]