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Coalition Asks President Trump To Let All Americans Rebuild U.S. Infrastructure

1 January 30, 2018  Featured, Federal Construction

Politico’s Morning Transportation reports that Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and a coalition of 13 other construction and business associations sent President Trump a Jan. 24, 2018, letter urging the administration to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally assisted projects, allowing all qualified contractors and Americans to fairly compete to build and […]

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Coalition to Congress: Cosponsor Bill Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 April 14, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives April 13 opposing government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks lawmakers to cosponsor the Government Neutrality […]

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Victory: The U.S. Senate Opposes Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

4 March 26, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

Vote-A-Rama, the U.S. Senate’s annual version of March Madness, gives senators a chance to offer unlimited amendments and votes to the Senate’s budget resolution. Traditionally, senators seek proxy votes on a variety of legislative priorities, and try to put their counterparts across the aisle into some difficult political positions. Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. Senate passed […]

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Coalition to Senate: Stop Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 February 25, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks lawmakers to cosponsor the Government Neutrality in Contracting […]

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Unions and Union Contractors Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements in New Jersey

0 February 8, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

An alliance of union and merit shop construction industry stakeholders are opposed to legislation expanding the scope of project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on New Jersey construction projects. They are taking steps to prevent A3679 from passing the Assembly or getting signed into law by Gov. Christie and need your help.

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House Defends Principles of Fair and Open Competition with Passage of Amendment Restricting Government-Mandated PLAs on NDAA Authorized Projects

5 May 21, 2012  Federal Construction

It was a historic week for the merit shop contracting community in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thursday, by a bipartisan vote of 211 to 209, the House passed an amendment offered by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and cosponsored by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 […]

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U.S. House Appropriations Committee Passes Amendment Restoring Fair and Open Competition on MilCon/VA Construction Contracts

0 May 16, 2012  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations on May 16 passed an amendment via voice vote to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2013 that prevents federal agencies from requiring contractors to sign anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of winning federal construction contracts. […]

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Diverse Coalition of Construction Industry Associations and Employer Groups Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 June 14, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups oppose government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. During the 112th Congress, these groups have sent numerous coalition letters to the House and Senate in support of legislation […]

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Coalition Supports Legislation Creating Fair And Open Competition For Federal Construction Contracts

0 May 3, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Jan. 25, Sen. David Vitter (R.-La.) introduced the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (S. 119) (pdf), a measure that will protect taxpayers and ensure fair and open competition on government construction contracts by prohibiting the government from mandating anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally assisted construction projects. Today, the following groups […]

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Sen. Collins and Coalition Oppose Project Labor Agreement Final Rule

0 April 16, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On Thursday, a coalition of organizations opposed to government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) sent a letter to all Hill offices concerning the final rule issued by the federal government that will open the door to waste and discrimination in federal contracting.  The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s final rule, released April 13, implements President Obama’s Feb. 6, 2009 pro-PLA Executive […]

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