Stanislaus County Supervisors Vote to Approve Open Competition Ordinance

1 July 12, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Today, the elected Board of Supervisors for Stanislaus County, Calif., voted 5-0 for a Fair and Open Competition ordinance. This will be the eighth local government in California to ensure taxpayers get the best quality construction at the best price by banning government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on county-funded construction projects. Lawmakers at all levels […]


Erie County Executive Chris Collins Rebukes County Legislators For Catering to Big Labor

0 March 12, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In his March 11 State of the County Address, Erie County, NY Executive Chris Collins calls out county legislators for putting Big Labor’s interest ahead of job creation. Here’s an excerpt: Erie County also continues to come up with creative solutions to some of our local economic development problems caused by New York State. Because […]


Back To The Future: The Lucas County PLA Fight

1 December 4, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Readers of know that we have closely followed a proposal being consider by the Lucas County, OH Board of Supervisors that would require PLAs on all county projects and those that receive county funds. As the Lucas County PLA fight heats up, it’s like deja vu all over again for Lucas County residents. Great Scott Marty! […]


Lucas County Ohio Project Labor Agreement Vote Delayed Again

0 December 2, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Yesterday, the Lucas County (Ohio) Commissioners again deferred a vote on the agenda item, “Incorporating Project Labor Agreements into Bidding Specifications for all County-Supported Projects.” (Download PDF). As discussed in a previous post, this sop to Big Labor, led by Commissioner Ben Konop, is an attempt to require discriminatory and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on […]