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WSJ Editorial Blasts California SB 922

0 October 5, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized has been reporting for weeks about the perils of SB 922 and other California legislation catering to Big Labor’s special interests by promoting anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). After sailing through the California legislature via a deceptive gut and amend legislative vehicle originally about tuberculosis screening, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed SB 922 […]


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 […]


Construction Trades Seize Greenmail Advantage

0 April 30, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an April 27 commentary titled, “Construction Trades Seize Greenmail Advantage with Vengeance,” published by The Daily Transcript in San Diego, former ABC San Diego chapter president George Hawkins reminds the public about one of Big Labor’s favorite tools for securing project labor agreements (PLAs) in California: greenmail. Here are the highlights: “Greenmail,” the idea of threatening to […]


PLA Final Rule “Not Just Highly Controversial, It’s Wrong”

0 April 20, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On the April 18 edition of “Cavuto on Business” on FOX Business, Charles Payne moderated a panel discussion on Executive Order 13502 and the Obama administration’s effort to funnel federal construction projects to its Big Labor allies. This is one panel that understands the true nature of wasteful and discrimination project labor agreements: political payback. […]


More Required Reading: April 14 Media on Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Final Rule

2 April 14, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The public continues to cover the Obama administration’s controversial final rule encouraging federal agencies to require project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects costing more than $25 million. It’s a sop to Big Labor that is sure to increase construction costs, cut competition and inject some Chicago-style cronyism into the federal construction procurement process. A Washington […]


ABC Member Shares Small Business Concerns on Fox Business Channel

1 January 28, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On 1/26 Brett McMahon, vice president of ABC member Miller & Long Concrete Construction, appeared on Fox Business Channel’s Diamond District program to share his concerns about the health of the construction industry’s small business owners in light of the 22.7 percent construction unemployment rate and meager solutions offered by the White House and Congress […]


John Stossel on Project Labor Agreements

0 November 13, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

After John Stossel, the investigative journalist famous from his work on ABC’s 20/20, appeared yesterday on FNC’s Your World with Neil Cavuto  to talk about President Obama’s push to use union labor for big federal construction projects via Executive Order 13502 — and the related controversy surrounding the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to cancel its […]