New Jersey

USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Delaware River Deepening Due March 17

0 March 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal project deepening the main channel of the Delaware River. The job will take place within New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware borders according to this USACE website. To review and learn […]

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Jersey City Project Labor Agreement Policies Fail to Deliver Local Jobs

1 January 28, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

Jersey City residents are upset jobs on construction projects subject to government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are not going to local minority residents, despite promises made by unions and lawmakers promoting PLAs. A video, Jersey City Need Not Apply, released last week by the Jersey City Political Action Committee (JCPAC), documents how Jersey City policies […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Beach Repairs in Cape May County, New Jersey, Due Nov. 12

0 November 6, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal construction contract to repair beaches impacted by Hurricane Sandy from Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet in Cape May County, New Jersey. To review […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Long Beach Island New Jersey Beach Repair Due Nov. 19

0 November 6, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal construction contract to repair beaches impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. To review the survey and see how to respond to […]

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USACE Issues Project Labor Agreement Survey for Atlantic City Boardwalk and Infrastructure Improvements

0 October 21, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on federal construction contracts to build storm damage reduction structures at Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City, N.J. To review the survey and learn how to respond to it, […]

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McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Airfield Project Labor Agreement Survey Due July 12

0 July 11, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal project renovating airfields at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here. Responses are due via […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey Responses For Delaware River Dredging Project Due July 16

0 July 11, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal project dredging the Philadelphia Harbor, Tinicum Ranges and Delaware River Channel in the vicinity of the Beckett Street Terminal in Camden, New Jersey. The entire $300 million Delaware […]

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Great Scott: Projects Bid With and Without PLA Mandates Show PLAs Increase Costs and Reduce Competition

3 April 18, 2013  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

While researching the use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) in West Virginia in advance of Wednesday’s deadline for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) survey about a potential PLA mandate on a large-scale federal project in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., TheTruthAboutPLAs.com went back in time to revisit another real-world example of how discriminatory PLA […]

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WSJ Editorial Applauds Gov. Christie for Veto of Pro-Project Labor Agreement Bill

1 April 17, 2013  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial praising New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) veto of legislation (S. 2425) expanding New Jersey’s ability to mandate union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded projects like roads, bridges, water treatment facilities and other large-scale infrastructure projects (WSJ editorial, “Sandy’s Union Blowback: Christie keeps veto promise,” 4/16/13): New Jersey […]

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Gov. Christie Vetoes Bill Expanding Project Labor Agreements in New Jersey

5 April 15, 2013  State & Local Construction

Today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation (S. 2425) expanding the ability of public entities in New Jersey to mandate discriminatory and costly project project labor agreements (PLAs) onto taxpayer-funded contracts to rebuild New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. According to the Governor’s website [emphasis added]: “Governor Christie vetoed S-2425 because it could negatively impact efforts […]

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