USACE New England District Project Labor Agreement Survey for New England States Due Nov. 18

0 November 12, 2019  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for construction throughout New England awarded to up to 6 offerors, with a total value of up to $90,000,000 total. ABC National […]


USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for New England MATOC Jobs Due June 2

0 May 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to build, renovate and repair military and other federal facilities throughout six New England states. Those states include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode […]


Virginia Construction Industry Supports Legislation Ensuring Fair and Open Competition On Public Construction Contracts

0 December 14, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Yesterday, ABC Virginia issued a press release supporting the Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act (HB 33) pre-filed this Monday in Richmond (see the full release below).  HB 33 prohibits Virginia and recipients of state funding or assistance from requiring or prohibiting contractors to enter into union agreements, such as a project labor agreement (PLA), as […]


Breaking: Michigan and Maine Legislatures Pass PLA Bans

2 June 29, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Today is a huge day for those who think free enterprise and open competition should determine how taxpayer-funded construction contracts are awarded in America. Lawmakers in Maine and Michigan passed bills that ban government-mandated PLAs on state funded construction.  Once they are signed into law, they will ensure that taxpayers get the best construction at the […]


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 […]