New Bedford

Project Labor Agreement Fails at Local Hire on New Bedford Dredging Project

0 October 2, 2013  State & Local Construction

Big Labor bosses and government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) advocates frequently claim that PLAs are the only way to guarantee local hire on construction projects. Of course, this is another myth promoted by special interests to convince lawmakers and taxpayers that there is a public benefit to anti-competitive and costly PLA schemes, which funnel lucrative […]


USACE PLA Survey for New Bedford Harbor Project Due April 23

0 April 17, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a contract to dig a Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) cell as part of a project to dredge the Acushnet River and New Bedford, Mass., harbor. To review and respond to the […]