FAR Council Proposed Rule

April 12 Status Update on Executive Order 13502 and Federal Project Labor Agreements

3 April 12, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has breaking news about the federal government’s final rule promoting government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects costing more than $25 million. Today, the Office of the Federal Register’s Public Inspection Desk published a notice online that the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council’s final rule implementing President Obama’s Feb. 6, 2009, pro-PLA Executive Order […]

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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 […]

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March 22 Status Update on Executive Order 13502 and Federal Project Labor Agreements

0 March 22, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The federal government is one step closer to issuing a regulatory rules that promote project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects costing more than $25 million. It’s a controversial White House gift to Big Labor that may increase federal construction costs and will reduce competition from quality nonunion contractors and their skilled employees.  Today a notice was published […]

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Status Update on Executive Order 13502 and Federal Project Labor Agreements

1 December 14, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The construction industry is still waiting for the federal government to issue a final rule on regulations that promote project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million.  Five months ago (July 14) the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a proposed rule (FAR Case 2009-005, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction […]

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Public Comments on FAR Councils’ Proposed Project Labor Agreement Regs Available

0 October 15, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s public comment period on proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13502 that would expand the use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects closed 9/23. Interested parties can now view some of the public comments here.  Additional comments will be uploaded by the government in the coming weeks. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com will post […]

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ABC Members Voice Opposition to President’s Project Labor Agreement Executive Order

2 September 24, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The FAR Council’s comment period on a proposed rule that would implement President Obama’s Feb. 6 Executive Order 13502 relating to federal PLAs closed on 9/23 at midnight. Today, ABC National released the following press release (pdf) highlighting ABC member contractors and employees’ opposition to the proposed rule and President Obama’s costly and discriminatory Executive Order 13502. ABC MEMBERS VOICE […]

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Midnight Deadline to Submit Comments on Federal Project Labor Agreement Proposed Rule

1 September 23, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The FAR Council’s comment period on proposed rules that would implement President Obama’s Feb. 6 Executive Order 13502 relating to federal PLAs closes today at midnight. The comment period, which had expired Aug. 13, was reopened with a new deadline of Sept. 23, according to a notice published in the Aug. 24 Federal Register (74 Fed. Reg. […]

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Required Reading: Non-Union Contractors Lose In Obama Policy

1 September 1, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Bulletin, a Philadelphia area newspaper, printed an excellent piece on President Obama’s Executive Order 13502 (“Non-Union Contractors Lose In Obama Policy,” 8/30). It is required reading, as the piece features great quotes from ABC member contractor Brett McMahon, who  provides thoughtful insight into how PLAs impact non-union contractors and their workforce and why the popularity of PLAs […]

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Comment Deadline on FAR Councils’ Proposed Rule on Project Labor Agreements and Executive Order 13502 Now Sept. 23

0 August 25, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has some interesting news related to the federal government’s rulemaking regarding the implementation of discriminatory and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects.   The comment period on proposed rules that would implement President Obama’s Feb. 6 Executive Order 13502 relating to federal PLAs, which had expired Aug. 13, was reopened with a new deadline of Sept. 23, […]

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Deadline for Comments on FAR Council’s Proposed Rule on Project Labor Agreements and Executive Order 13502 at 11:59 PM EST Tonight

0 August 13, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

11:59 PM EST tonight is the deadline for filing comments on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council’s July 14 proposed rule implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13502. This is the first time that the federal government has issued a rule with the force of law encouraging discriminatory and costly project labor agreement (PLA) requirements on federal construction […]

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