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President Biden’s Final Rule Forcing Corrupt Project Labor Agreements Will Face Legal Challenges

1 December 19, 2023  Featured, Federal Construction

ABC released the following statement yesterday in response to President Biden’s inflationary and anti-competitive project labor agreement final rule on large-scale federal construction projects. The final rule is expected to be published in the federal register this week. Taxpayer and industry stakeholders are encouraged to write their members of Congress through this ABC grassroots campaign […]


Biden Administration’s Inflationary Project Labor Agreement Mandate Policy Nears Release

0 September 20, 2023  Federal Construction

On Sept. 7, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s final rule on the Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, which would mandate anti-competitive and inflationary project labor agreements on large-scale federal construction contracts, arrived at the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review. This is the final step before […]


U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to Examine Costly Government-Mandated PLAs

0 March 16, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Today at 1:30 PM, the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee’s (chaired by Rep. Issa of California) Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending Subcommittee (chaired by Rep. Jordan of Ohio) is holding a hearing called, Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: The Cost of Doing Business in the Construction Industry. The hearing will focus […]


NY Times and Fox News Cover San Diego Anti-PLA Ballot Initiative

0 October 15, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On November 2, San Diego County voters will vote YES on Proposition A, which amends the San Diego county charter to prohibit the county government from entering into contracts that require construction companies to sign project labor agreements (PLAs) with construction unions. This measure will ensure that San Diego County taxpayers get the best quality construction at the best […]


Federal Project Labor Agreement Removed from Army Project in Los Alamitos, California

1 September 30, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Another costly and discriminatory government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) has been removed from a federal construction project thanks to grassroots participation from the construction community, concerned taxpayers,  ABC members and their employees. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) removed a PLA from the bid solicitation for the construction of a $25 million to $100 million Army […]


ABC Wins Challenge Against Mandatory Federal PLA in New Jersey

0 August 26, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and its members have stopped another government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a proposed federal construction project. This is yet another blow to the Obama administration’s effort to implement Executive Order 13502, which encourages the use of PLAs on federal construction costing more than $25 million. In this most recent […]


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Eliminates Project Labor Agreement Gift to Big Labor

2 August 18, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

ABC members, employees and concerned taxpayers helped defeat a costly and discriminatory provision within the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) solicitation for construction services that mandated a project labor agreement (PLA) on a $100 million to $250 million technical applications center at Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County, Fla. Below is a news release (pdf) […]


American Spectator: Employers and Workers Lose Out Under Project Labor Agreements

0 June 3, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

An article in the American Spectator explains why anti-competitive project labor agreement (PLA) schemes and President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 are a bad deal for employees and employers in the construction industry (“Employers and Workers Lose Out Under Project Labor Agreements,” 6/2). Labor bosses who have failed to secure pension obligations for their membership have successfully schemed […]


Filling the Airwaves With the Truth About PLAs

0 May 19, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The radio airwaves and blogosphere are filled with concerned individuals exposing the truth about Big Labor’s scheme to monopolize federal construction work at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. Dick Lombardo, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) member Harkins Builders, discusses President Obama’s executive order encouraging the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on […]


WSJ Editorial Blasts Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Scheme (Again)

2 May 17, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board continues to criticize the Obama administration’s steady support of Big Labor’s special interest agenda  (“Obama’s Union Favors: The Latest Rule Change Slams The Airlines,” 5/15).  The latest gift to Big Labor benefits labor unions in the airline industry.  TheTruthAboutPLAs.com readers may recall that an April 14, 2010 WSJ editorial blasted President Obama’s scheme to funnel […]