The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors last week voted 4-1 to negotiate its first project stabilization agreement mandate on a county project for the Northern Branch Jail AB 900 Phase II Project. A project stabilization agreement is just another name for a project labor agreement (PLA) and is likely to raise costs on this $70 billion project.
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 […]
A third county in California has now prohibited project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded construction projects. On a 3-2 vote on August 24, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution adding a provision to its contracting policies that states “the County shall not require a contractor on a County public project to execute […]
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 […]
Several polls taken in San Diego County over the past year consistently indicate that more than 90 percent of voters agree with the very basic statement that taxpayers get the best quality construction for the best price when contracts are bid under fair and open competition, without requirements that contractors must sign special agreements with […]
Readers of TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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! […]
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 TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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 […]