Gus Perea

They Built Executive Order 13502 On False Premises

0 February 13, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

CNSnews published a story yesterday providing some insight into President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 from Brett McMahon, vice-president of ABC member Miller&Long Concrete Construction (“Construction Industry Opposes Obama Pro-Union Order,” 2/12/10).   It’s a little misleading to say the entire construction industry opposes the order. Certainly union contractors and 14.5 percent of the […]


PLAs Are “Morally Offensive”

0 December 22, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

More and more people are starting to notice President Obama’s handout (Executive Order 13502) to the construction unions.  This time, it is Glen Meakem.  Mr. Meakem is an economic innovator, Gulf War veteran, Harvard graduate and a radio host on several stations in Pennsylvania – and he thinks PLAs are “morally offensive.” Here is an excerpt […]


Op-Ed: Beware of Big Labor Paybacks in PA

0 December 18, 2009  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Central Penn Business Journal’s Op-Ed by Gus Perea warns of the economic consequences of Big Labor paybacks via Executive Order 13502 and project labor agreements (PLAs) (“Pennsylvania Taxpayers and Employers: Beware of Big Labor Paybacks,” 12/17).  On the rare occasion that a nonunion contractor wins a PLA contract, the order would bully its employees into joining […]