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 […]


Putting Bread on the Table for Big Labor

2 July 19, 2010  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

There was a small blurb from the Honolulu Star Advertiser’s (Gubernatorial Rivals Court Carpenters Union, 7/18) coverage of the Democrat gubernatorial candidates’ audition for the Hawaii Carpenters Union endorsement that is worth covering.  Current Hawaii Representative and gubernatorial candidate Neil Abercrombie (HI-1) gave a quote that is telling about the true nature of wasteful and discriminatory project […]


Big Labor Aboard! Honolulu Mayor Signs Rail PLA

0 November 24, 2009  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Hawaiians can say a hui hou to fair and open competition for contracts to build a multi-billion dollar transportation project in Oahu. On November 17, 2009,  Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann required a union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) for a controversial $5.5 billion rail transit project.   (Click here to read the Mayor’s “State of Rail Transit” statement from 10/29 […]