NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Surveys for Two U.S. Naval Academy Building Facade Renovations Due July 24

0 July 17, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington office is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) to repair two building facades – Rickover Hall and Nimitz Library – at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Responses to the Rickover Hall survey must be submitted to [email protected], by 2:00 PM on […]


Due Jan. 14: Responses to USACE PLA Survey for Large-Scale Baltimore-Washington Area Projects

0 January 8, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District has issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for unspecified large-scale construction and renovation projects within the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., corridor. encourages the merit shop contracting community to tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, […]


NAVFAC Issues PLA Survey for Project at Naval Support Activity in Bethesda

0 December 5, 2012  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry about a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for an Electrical Capacity and Cooling Towers project at Naval Support Activity, Bethesda, Md. encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond. Tell NAVFAC that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy […]


Maryland Cozies Up to Project Labor Agreement Schemes

0 October 11, 2012  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Free enterprise is under attack in Maryland and the merit shop contracting community, which employs 88.6 percent of the state’s construction workforce, will be denied a fair opportunity to compete for construction contracts due to the rise of special interest favoritism. Two recent media reports highlight how Maryland lawmakers and the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) are capitulating to Big […]


First Project under Prince George’s County’s New Pro-PLA Policy a Disaster

0 June 27, 2012  State & Local Construction

Prince George’s County’s first attempt to implement a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandate under a November 15, 2011, policy (read the Prince George’s County press release on the policy here) is poised to be a costly disaster for county residents. Bids have been submitted for a fire station construction project in Brandywine, Md., […]


Maryland County Says NO to PLA Mandates

0 January 18, 2012  State & Local Construction

State and local leaders continue to say NO to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates. The latest to do so is Anne Arundel County, MD, where local leaders adopted a ban on government-mandated PLAs on January 17.     Maryland joins California, Texas and Pennsylvania as states in which local government entities have approved […]


Bids for Maryland’s Cheltenham Juvenile Detention Center Tainted by Big Labor Favoritism

0 November 11, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Today the ABC Maryland Joint Legislative Committee issued this release in response to the Maryland Department of General Services’ (DGS) decision to include a provision in a Nov. 11, 2011, request for proposal (RFP) regarding a juvenile detention center in Cheltenham, Md. (Prince George’s County) that unfairly favors construction managers (CMs) promising to mandate a […]


NAVFAC Issues Project Labor Agreement Surveys for Maryland and Virginia Projects

0 November 9, 2011  Federal Construction

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), which manages construction of U.S. Navy shore facilities, recently issued surveys for four federal construction projects, exceeding $25 million in total costs, in Maryland and Virginia. ABC members and construction professionals are encouraged to respond to the PLA surveys. Tell NAVFAC’s Washington District that government-mandated PLAs injure competition, increase costs, […]


Prince George’s County, Maryland Considers Wasteful PLA Requirement

2 June 1, 2011  State & Local Construction

Price George’s County will consider legislation today that would require contractors to agree to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of performing work on all projects costing more than $1 million. Update: PG County passed this policy Nov. 15, 2011 (read the Prince George’s County press release on the policy here) This proposal […]


Baltimore Sun Columnist Opposes Baltimore PLA Legislation

1 April 2, 2010  State & Local Construction

Andy Greene, a Baltimore Sun columnist, opposes a measure before the Baltimore City Council that would lead to government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on all city building projects over $5 million (“City union bill: Right goals, wrong methods,” 4/2/10). …Finding ways to leverage city construction projects to put more Baltimore residents back to work is a […]