Understanding the Merit Shop Contractor Cost Advantage

13 May 17, 2010  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

One of the biggest complaints against government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) is that these anti-competitive schemes saddle nonunion and merit shop contractors with inefficient union work rules and high operational costs unique to unionized contractors, which results in reduced competition and increased costs to taxpayers. Studies have found that these costly inefficiencies, coupled with reduced […]