Laborers Union

NYC Carpenters Union Breaks Project Labor Agreement’s No-Strike Promise at 4 WTC Jobsite

3 July 2, 2013  Featured, State & Local Construction

According to a press release by the New York City District Council Carpenters Union, hundreds of carpenters union members went on strike Monday—affecting major construction projects around New York City and New Jersey, including some covered by project labor agreements (PLAs). According to the New York Daily News (“Nailing down a contract: Carpenters’ strike would affect […]


Another PLA Myth Busted: PLAs Fail to Prevent Strikes on NYC Projects

2 August 2, 2011  Featured, State & Local Construction

Construction unions market project labor agreements (PLAs) to public and private construction owners as a tool to guarantee labor peace on construction projects. But recent examples of strikes and walkouts on PLA projects in NYC and other areas across the U.S. call into question the value of these anti-competitive schemes designed steer contracts to union contractors and union […]


Investigation into Ohio School Facilities Commission Continues

1 July 7, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

As reported by the Columbus, Ohio NBC affiliate on July 1, more details about the Ohio School Facilities Corporation Executive Director Rich Murray’s efforts to strong arm school districts into requiring wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) are coming to light. Murray’s behavior on behalf of the Strickland administration’s Big Labor allies has led […]


Vegas Laborers Union Gambles with Union Pension Fund to Build a Union-Only Project

3 July 27, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

A Las Vegas Sun article demonstrates how the Laborers Union Local #872 is willing to gamble with their union’s pension fund in order to secure a union-only project labor agreement (PLA) on a new Las Vegas city hall (“Old Vegas-style financing offered for city hall,” 7/17). A spokesman for Laborers Local 872 said the union hopes to […]