Executive Order 13208

Merit Shop Contractors Recognized for Safety Achievement and Performance on Federal NAVFAC Project

0 July 17, 2012  Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, Transportation & Infrastructure

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has again recognized a joint venture between two merit shop contractors for their outstanding safety record and performance on a $175 million federal construction project at Naval Base Point Loma near San Diego, Calif. In February 2011, NAVFAC lauded the P-401 Replacement Fuel Facilities project, being built by […]


Understanding Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements and the Law

0 July 7, 2012  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Lawmakers, the media, taxpayers and members of the construction industry frequently inquire about government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and the law. They question how such blatant favoritism and cronyism is legal.  In the 1993 landmark Boston Harbor case, the Supreme Court of the United States held that government-mandated PLAs are not prohibited by the National Labor Relations […]


100 Days of the Obama Presidency: Remembering Executive Order 13502: Promoting Project Labor Agreeements

0 April 29, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Today, April 29, marks the 100th Day of President Barack Obama’s presidency. This week the media has been churning out 100 day reviews of the Obama administration on diverse topics ranging from the Foreign Policy to Labor such as National Journal’s 4/25 piece, “Labor Holds Its Fire. Despite Setbacks, Labor Leaders Have Greeted the New […]