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Missouri Passes Law Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 May 31, 2017  Featured, State & Local Construction

Yesterday Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.) signed legislation into law that will promote fair and open competition on contracts for construction services funded by Missouri taxpayers. SB 182, the Fairness in Public Construction Act, ensures controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) cannot be mandated by the government on state, state-assisted and local construction projects, guaranteeing that almost three […]

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Project Labor Agreements Raise Costs on Ohio Schools 13 Percent, Study Finds

0 May 25, 2017  Featured, Open Competition Works, School Construction, State & Local Construction

A study by the Beacon Hill Institute has shown that when mandated by the government on taxpayer-funded construction projects, project labor agreements (PLAs) increase the costs of construction 13.12 percent. The study examined 88 schools across Ohio that were built since 2000 and found government-mandated PLAs cost $23.12 per square foot more (13.12 percent) than projects built […]

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USACE Mobile District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 9

0 April 28, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on projects associated with U.S. Army Medical Command facilities in Maryland, Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, and Alabama. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this […]

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USACE Alaska District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 19

0 April 26, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a design-build contract to extend steam/water to the South Loop related to the F-35A aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com […]

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A Win For Taxpayers and Free Enterprise: Wisconsin Is 23rd State to Pass Law Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 April 18, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

On April 17, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed SB 3 into law, which promotes fair and open competition on contracts for construction services funded by Wisconsin taxpayers. The “Project Labor Agreement Neutrality Bill” now known as Act 10 prohibits the government from mandating controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) on state, state-assisted and local construction projects […]

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Iowa Law Restricts Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements, Protects Hawkeye State Construction Industry

0 April 16, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

On April 13, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa) signed SF 438 into law, which promotes fair and open competition on contracts for construction services funded by Iowa taxpayers. The measure will ensure that the government cannot mandate controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) on state, state-assisted and local construction projects, guaranteeing that the 85 percent of Iowa’s […]

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USACE Louisville District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due April 14

0 April 6, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on construction, renovation, and utilities replacement at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, New York. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this […]

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House Committee Passes Fair and Open Competition Act Targeting Federal Project Labor Agreement Mandates

0 March 31, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction

This week the merit shop contracting community hit an important legislative milestone in its campaign for fair and open competition in government contracting. ABC issued a press release Tuesday applauding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for favorably reporting out of committee the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1552), introduced in the 115th Congress by […]

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USACE Mobile District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due April 5

0 March 30, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the Advanced Munitions Technology Complex at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due March 30

0 March 28, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a $112 million single award task order contract for construction for the intelligence community within the state of Colorado, and possibly across the continental United States […]

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