Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition)

NYC Carpenters Union Breaks Project Labor Agreement’s No-Strike Promise at 4 WTC Jobsite

3 July 2, 2013  Featured, State & Local Construction

According to a press release by the New York City District Council Carpenters Union, hundreds of carpenters union members went on strike Monday—affecting major construction projects around New York City and New Jersey, including some covered by project labor agreements (PLAs). According to the New York Daily News (“Nailing down a contract: Carpenters’ strike would affect […]

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Another PLA Myth Busted: PLAs Fail to Prevent Strikes on NYC Projects

2 August 2, 2011  Featured, State & Local Construction

Construction unions market project labor agreements (PLAs) to public and private construction owners as a tool to guarantee labor peace on construction projects. But recent examples of strikes and walkouts on PLA projects in NYC and other areas across the U.S. call into question the value of these anti-competitive schemes designed steer contracts to union contractors and union […]

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Report Documents Problems Involving Minorities and Women on PLA Projects

0 April 15, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Problems Involving Minorities and Women on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). VII.     PLA Problems Involving Minorities and Women  Some recent PLAs have included […]

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Report Documents Safety Problems on PLA Projects

0 April 13, 2011  Uncategorized

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Safety Problems on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). VI. Safety Problems on PLA Projects The public record also does not support claims of […]

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Report Documents Construction Defects on PLA Projects

0 April 12, 2011  Uncategorized

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Construction Defects on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). V. Construction Defects on PLA Projects Many PLA projects have suffered from serious construction defects, […]

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Report Documents Construction Delays on PLA Projects

1 April 11, 2011  Uncategorized

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Construction Delays on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). IV. Construction Delays on PLA Projects Another argument often made in support of government-mandated PLAs […]

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Report Documents Reduced Competition on PLA Projects

1 April 9, 2011  Uncategorized

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Reduced Competition on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). III.       Reduced Competition on PLA Projects According to a number of published sources, a contributing […]

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Report Documents Increased Costs on PLA Projects

0 April 8, 2011  Uncategorized

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Increased Costs on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). II.        Increased Costs on PLA Projects Proponents of PLAs frequently claim that such agreements will […]

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Report Documents the Public Record of Poor Performance of Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 April 7, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Proponents of anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) use a variety of misleading arguments to convince public officials that granting union-signatory contractors and union labor a virtual monopoly on public construction projects through PLAs is in the public’s best interest.  If public officials have not already been influenced by the cycle of PLA […]

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An Introduction From Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance

0 April 7, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs), here is an Introduction to Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). I. Introduction Government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are agreements that some public entities require construction contractors […]

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