Coalition to Senate: Cosponsor Bill Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 March 16, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the United States Senate March 14 opposing government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks Senators to cosponsor the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 622), introduced in the 115thCongress […]


ABC Backs Bill Targeting Costly Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes

1 March 15, 2017  Federal Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) issued a press release in support of Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Ariz.) Fair and Open Competition Act (FOCA) (S. 622). As described in the press release below and in Senator Flake’s press release, S. 622 will prohibit federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from mandating project labor agreements (PLAs) or using PLA preferences during […]


Arizona GOP Delegation Promotes Fair and Open Competition on FAA Contract

0 February 13, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

Yesterday, Arizona’s GOP Delegation, led by Rep. Paul Gosar, sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commending its decision to move forward with construction of the new control tower at Tucson International Airport under a competitive bidding process free from an anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA). Every Republican member of Arizona’s Delegation […]