Health Care

Union Giveaways That Will Hit Your Wallet

0 January 26, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Washington Times ran an Op-Ed by Brett McMahon, vice-president of ABC member Miller & Long Concrete Construction, documenting a number of backroom deals that the White House and Congress cut with Big Labor that will harm private sector job creation and small businesses while giving Big Labor a big advantage (“Yet Another Reason to Oppose Obamacare: Union Giveaways That […]


Bad Medicine: Handouts for Big Labor in Health Care Bill Deliver Same Result as PLAs

0 January 14, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

James Sherk at the Heritage Foundation’s blog The Foundry mentions President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 while summarizing a list of special interest handouts Big Labor has received beyond those hiding in the health care bill (“Obamacare Full of Favors for Big Labor,” 1/14/10). Obama’s handouts for unions go beyond the health care […]


Competition Is Good for Health Care, but Not Good for Construction?

0 September 10, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress last night revealed parallels between the health care debate and the controversy surrounding the federal government’s promotion and use of discriminatory and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) via Executive Order 13502. President Obama was quick to extol the virtues of competition in health care,   “So let me set […]