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American Spectator: Employers and Workers Lose Out Under Project Labor Agreements

0 June 3, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

An article in the American Spectator explains why anti-competitive project labor agreement (PLA) schemes and President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 are a bad deal for employees and employers in the construction industry (“Employers and Workers Lose Out Under Project Labor Agreements,” 6/2). Labor bosses who have failed to secure pension obligations for their membership have successfully schemed […]

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More on Big Labor’s Pension Bailout Scheme

1 March 25, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

There is an interesting piece in today’s Washington Times that examines how poorly performing union pension plans are at the heart of Big Labor’s support for health care reform and push for government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally-funded construction projects  (“Unions Want Washington’s Help With Pension Funds,” 3/25/10). Nonunion workers and private companies could be forced into absorbing the […]

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New Report Finds PLA Pension Requirements Steal From Employee Paychecks, Harm Employers and Taxpayers

1 October 24, 2009  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

A new study supports a key argument frequently made by nonunion employers and employees against government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs): PLAs harm workers because they confiscate health and retirement benefits earned by nonunion employees working on PLA construction projects. An October 2009 report by Dr. John R. McGowan, “The Discriminatory Impact of Union Fringe Benefit […]

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