Executive Order 13502

USACE Louisville District PLA Survey Due 3.13 – Fort Campbell, KY

0 March 5, 2019  Federal Construction, School 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 (PLAs) for a project at Fort Campbell Middle School, Fort Campbell, KY. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase […]

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USACE Los Angeles District PLA Survey Due Feb 20 – Fort Irwin National Training Center

0 February 20, 2019  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 (PLAs) for the construction of a Standard Multi-Purpose Range Complex, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, San Bernardino County, CA. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond […]

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Survey: ABC Members Strongly Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 January 30, 2019  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, State & Local Construction

ABC members overwhelming reported that government-mandated project labor agreements harm their businesses, hiring and workforce development practices and ability to complete work safely, on time and on budget, according to the results of a December 2018 membership survey published today. Ninety-eight percent of survey respondents said they were less likely to bid on a taxpayer-funded construction contract […]

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USACE Baltimore District PLA Survey Due Feb. 1 – US Army War College

0 January 29, 2019  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 (PLAs) for the construction of a General Instruction Building at the Carlisle Barracks of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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USACE Louisville District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Feb. 1

0 January 28, 2019  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 (PLAs) for construction of an aircraft maintenance hangar at the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this […]

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USACE Wilmington District PLA Survey Due December 14

0 December 6, 2018  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 (PLAs) for a large scale construction project (exceeding $25 million) within the Southport, North Carolina area. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to […]

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USACE New England District PLA Survey Due October 29

0 October 23, 2018  Uncategorized

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 (PLAs) on the construction of a new Compound Semiconductor Laboratory and Microelectronics Integration Facility on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory campus. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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USACE Omaha District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due September 28

0 September 27, 2018  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 (PLAs) for a large scale construction project (exceeding $25 million) in Colorado Springs, CO. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, a project of ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell […]

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House Lawmakers Ask President Trump to Eliminate Obama Policy Promoting Project Labor Agreements

2 July 24, 2018  Featured, Federal Construction

Last week, U.S. House lawmakers urged President Trump to rescind a costly Obama administration policy encouraging the use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). The letter (pdf) signed by 44 House Republican lawmakers, urges President Trump to rescind Executive Order 13502, “which strongly encourages federal agencies, on a case-by-case basis, to consider requiring project labor agreements […]

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ABC Touts Benefits of Fair and Open Competition on Varney from The White House

0 July 2, 2018  Featured, Federal Construction

Topping out a successful Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Legislative Week 2018, ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman gave a June 29, 2018, interview with Fox Business’ Stuart Varney from the White House where he touted the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the construction industry and promoted the value of fair and open competition […]

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