Georgia General Assembly Passes PLA Reform Legislation

0 April 3, 2013  State & Local Construction

The Georgia General Assembly last week enacted project labor agreement (PLA) reform legislation with just over 20 minutes left in the 2013 legislative session. The bill will now go to Gov. Nathan Deal (R) for his signature or veto. Merit shop advocates believe he will sign the legislation into law. In addition to banning government-mandated […]


Georgia Open Competition for Public Contracting Language Still Alive

0 March 13, 2013  School Construction, State & Local Construction

Despite a setback last week, a bill in Georgia containing language to ban government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and other requirements that force contractors to abide by Big Labor’s demands as a condition of being awarded taxpayer-funded construction projects could be on the move.  If enacted, this language would prevent PLA mandates in Georgia – […]


USACE Savannah District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due March 8

1 February 12, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects within the Savannah District in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here. Responses must be submitted via […]


Open Competition Legislation on the Move!

1 March 2, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

There have been some big developments for proponents of fair and open competition around the country. It is clear that taxpayers from sea to shining sea are sick of their hard earned tax dollars funding special interest handouts in the form of wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs). Last week, lawmakers in Idaho cleared […]


United States Army Corps of Engineers Requests Information on Project Labor Agreements

1 October 25, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently issued three surveys requesting information about the potential use of controversial government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction projects in the Savannah, Georgia district; at Fort Campbell in Kentucky; and at the Newtown/Bridgeport Armed Forces Reserve Center in Danbury, Connecticut. All ABC members, employees and construction […]


Project Labor Agreement Executive Order Will Harm Georgia Construction Workforce

0 September 7, 2009  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Benita M. Dodd of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation writes in the La Grange Daily News (Georgia) about project labor agreements (PLAs) and the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), two provisions at the top of construction unions’ agenda that stand to harm workers on Labor Day (“A Celebration that Needs Work,” 9/7). More than 100 years […]