Groups Opposed to PLAs

Unions and Union Contractors Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements in New Jersey

0 February 8, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

An alliance of union and merit shop construction industry stakeholders are opposed to legislation expanding the scope of project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on New Jersey construction projects. They are taking steps to prevent A3679 from passing the Assembly or getting signed into law by Gov. Christie and need your help.


Nebraska Arena Board Says NO to PLA for Haymarket Arena

0 June 27, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

By unanimous decision, the board overseeing the construction of the new $340 million University of Nebraska Haymarket Arena rejected Big Labor’s call for a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the arena’s construction. This is a significant win for local taxpayers and the 87 percent of the Nebraska construction workforce that chooses not to join […]


Local Ballot Initiatives in California Will Protect Fair and Open Competition for Taxpayers: Voters Decide on June 8

0 May 24, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The San Diego Union-Tribune, the highest circulated daily newspaper in the San Diego metropolitan area, has endorsed Measure K, which asks Oceanside voters to adopt a charter that includes a ban on project labor agreement (PLA) requirements in city contracts. It also allows the city to establish its own prevailing wage policy for purely municipal […]


Replicating Failure In D.C.

0 February 19, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

It looks like Big Labor’s grip on the federal government isn’t enough to satisfy the construction union bosses.  They also want to control all locally funded construction in D.C. as well. Clearly on behalf of Big Labor, District Council member Michael Brown recently introduced legislation that would require wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) […]


California State Legislature Considers Repeal of Provision in California’s Design-Build Authorization Laws that Encourages Project Labor Agreements

0 January 14, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Merit shop contractors in California continue to go on the offense whenever possible with state and local policy initiatives that prohibit project labor agreements and guarantee or restore fair and open bid competition.  We were pleased on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 to see a committee of the California Assembly consider thoughtful state legislation that repeals […]


Long Beach Poised To Adopt PLA on Airport Terminal Improvement Project

2 January 7, 2010  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

After a rancorous meeting on Tuesday, January 5, the Long Beach, California City Council voted 7-1 to direct the city manager to evaluate the potential for a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) on the $35 million Long Beach airport terminal improvement project. Here’s an excerpt from the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s coverage (Our emphasis […]


Commonwealth Foundation Opposes Project Labor Agreement Kickbacks to Big Labor

0 December 17, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives has posted their testimony to the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee concerning government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on PA projects and Representative John Bear’s H.B. 2010, The Open Contracting Act, that would prohibit these special interest handouts on state construction. As usual, the Commonwealth Foundation knocks it out […]


Watch the December 10 Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee Hearing on PLAs

0 December 11, 2009  Uncategorized

Video from the Thursday, December 10 Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee hearing on the wasteful and discriminatory impact of project labor agreements (PLAs) and Representative John Bear’s H.B. 2010, “The Open Contracting Act,” that would prohibit PLAs on state and state-funded construction projects is now available. Pennsylvania lawmakers, nonunion contractors, employees and other business groups […]


PA Lawmakers and Union Contractor Association Express Opposition to Project Labor Agreements

2 December 10, 2009  State & Local Construction

Yesterday the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on project labor agreements (PLAs) and legislation (House Bill 2010, The Open Contracting Act) introduced by Reps. Stan Saylor (R-York) and John Bear (R-Lancaster) that would prohibit government-mandated PLAs on PA and PA-funded construction projects. PA lawmakers, nonunion contractors, employees and other business groups and construction associations […]