State Lawmakers Show U.S. House the Way Forward

0 June 22, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Despite a setback at the federal level, the drive for taxpayer value on public construction continued at the state level last week with several key states taking important actions. First, the Louisiana Legislature approved legislation that would ban government-mandated PLAs on all state and local construction in the state. This bill, S.B. 76, received bi-partisan […]


Louisiana Legislation Would Ban Government-Mandated PLAs

0 May 26, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The drive to prohibit wasteful and discriminatory government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) in Louisiana got some national media attention this week. Here are the highlights from the May 25 Washington Examiner piece, “Project Labor Agreements Could be Used to Undermine Right to Work Laws and Force Double Payment of Benefits.” “Louisiana’s Right-to-Work Law allows employees within […]


USACE Issues PLA Surveys for Louisiana, Nebraska and Hawaii

0 May 12, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently issued three surveys requesting information from the construction industry on potential project labor agreement (PLA) mandates for USACE construction projects in Louisiana, Nebraska and Hawaii. A May 4 survey issued by USACE asks for feedback on a PLA mandate for the VOLAR Barracks renovation in Fort Polk, Louisiana. […]


Project Labor Agreements Irk Cajun Contractors

1 December 16, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The New Orleans City Business ran a story on the anticipated impact of project labor agreements (PLAs) on Louisiana contractors and the greater New Orleans construction industry (Project Labor Ageeements Irk Contractors, 12/14). Construction industry officials insist it will have the opposite effect and severely impact right-to-work states such as Louisiana, where union labor is […]