Editorial Praises Passage of Lancaster County Fairness in Contracting Legislation

0 January 28, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

An editorial in today’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal supports Wednesday’s passage of legislation by Lancaster County Commissioners that will help taxpayers get the best possible construction product at the best possible price. The measure prohibits Lancaster County from mandating anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) schemes that have been harming Pennsylvania’s construction industry and Keystone taxpayers thanks to […]


Lancaster County, PA Bans PLAs on Locally-Funded Projects

3 January 26, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a move designed to defend taxpayers against potential future wasteful and discriminatory Big Labor handouts, Lancaster County, PA commissioners approved a measure that will prohibit project labor agreements (PLAs) on locally-funded construction projects. Here is a quote that sums up the issue by the measure’s sponsor, Chairman Scott Martin, as reported by FOX43 WPMT: […]


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 […]


Lancaster New Era Editorial: Level The Playing Field On Contracts

1 October 22, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an October 22 editorial titled, “Level the Playing Field on Contracts,” the Lancaster (PA) New Era voices its support for Representative John Bear’s H.B. 2010, which prohibits the use of wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements on taxpayer-funded projects in Pennsylvania. The editorial is so good that we’ve decided to post it in its […]


Endangered Species Billboards On Display in Harrisburg

0 October 21, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The campaign to save Pennsylvania’s most endangered species – the nonunion construction worker – has two new billboards on display in Harrisburg. These billboards are part of the “Save His Endangered Job” campaign to prevent wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements on public construction in Pennsylvania. We encourage everyone to visit their website (  Additionally, […]


Save The Endangered Species!

1 October 20, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The fight to save Pennsylvania’s most endangered species is on!  Big Labor is trying to drive Pennsylvania’s nonunion construction workforce into extinction. But the merit shop construction industry and 80 percent of Pennsylvania’s private construction workforce locked out of public construction work by discriminatory and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are fighting back! The “Save the […]


Pennsylvania Represenative John Bear Speaks Out Against PLAs on Comcast Local Edition

0 October 2, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

PA Representative John Bear calls project labor agreements (PLAs) “discrimination, pure and simple” and said he is “surprised we’re even talking about this [PLAs]” while PA is in the middle of a historic budget crisis during a recent episode of Comcast Local Edition.  Rep. Bear, a leading voice against government waste, recognizes that taxpayers ALWAYS […]