Washington Times Editorial: Obama’s Big Labor Payback

1 March 26, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

An editorial in today’s Washington Times blasts President Obama’s Big Labor Payback via the pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 and rumored Easter recess appointment of SEIU and AFL-CIO Counsel Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB is the critical federal agency that supervises and conducts union representation elections and rules on unfair […]


More on Big Labor’s Pension Bailout Scheme

1 March 25, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

There is an interesting piece in today’s Washington Times that examines how poorly performing union pension plans are at the heart of Big Labor’s support for health care reform and push for government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally-funded construction projects  (“Unions Want Washington’s Help With Pension Funds,” 3/25/10). Nonunion workers and private companies could be forced into absorbing the […]


Project Labor Agreements and Employee Free Choice Act: Union Payoffs

0 October 13, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The cover story of World Magazine investigates how unions are looking for payback “after doling out $450 million in 2008 to elect Democrats in Washington” (“Bargaining Hunting,” 10/24 edition). Emily Belz uses the controversy surrounding the discriminatory and costly government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the new U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Center in […]


U.S. House Education and Labor Committee Senior Republican Member: Project Labor Agreements Offer Preview of Employee Free Choice Act

0 October 9, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Rep. John Kline, senior Republican member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, issued a press release warning Americans that the government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Center in Manchester, New Hampshire and Executive Order 13502 is the “evil twin” of the Employee Free Forced Choice […]