Kentucky

USACE Louisville District Project Labor Agreement Survey for Fort Knox School Construction Project Due Feb. 11

0 February 5, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey to the construction community concerning a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale school construction project at Fort Knox, Kentucky. To review the survey and learn how to respond to it, click here. Responses are due via email to Emily Jenkins […]

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USACE Louisville District Issues Another PLA Survey For School Project at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Respond by Jan. 17.

0 January 10, 2013  Federal Construction

The USACE Louisville District has issued another survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large scale project at Fort Campbell, Ky. This survey concerns a PLA for the construction of a two-story elementary school. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the […]

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Respond to USACE PLA Survey for Fort Campbell Project by Dec. 27

0 December 18, 2012  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the design and construction of personnel housing barracks at Fort Campbell, Ky. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the USACE that […]

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Army Issues Project Labor Agreement Surveys for Alabama, Kentucky and Colorado

0 November 3, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently issued surveys requesting feedback from the construction industry about the potential use of project labor agreements (PLAs) for three federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total costs at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Ft. Campbell, Ky., and Colorado Springs, Colo. ABC members and construction professionals are encouraged […]

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USACE Evaluates Project Labor Agreements on Four Federal Projects in Kentucky

0 October 26, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently issued surveys requesting feedback from the construction industry about the potential use of project labor agreements (PLAs) for four federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total costs at Ft Campbell, Ky. ABC members and construction professionals are encouraged to respond to the PLA surveys. Tell […]

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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 […]

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Think Tank Attacks Project Labor Agreement Discrimination

1 September 29, 2010  Federal Construction, School Construction, Uncategorized

Jim Waters, vice president of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank, penned an interesting column about the discriminatory nature of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). Here is an excerpt from “Local PLAs bite the hand feeding the beast,” 9/24: Prejudice at the lunch counter may have disappeared, but other types of discrimination remain alive […]

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Update: PLAs Are About Politics: the California Experience

0 July 28, 2009  Federal Construction, School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

After twelve years of fighting Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) at local governments in California, I’ve developed a set of axioms based on my experiences.  One of these axioms is that PLAs are about politics, not logic.  After all, what kind of logic would lead an elected official to establish work conditions that would discourage perfectly […]

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