New Jersey

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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Cavuto Segment Slams Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements on Hurricane Sandy Construction Projects

0 February 25, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Americans for Prosperity New Jersey Director Steve Lonegan appeared on Fox Business Channel’s Cavuto show Feb. 21 to discuss S2425, a measure opposed by the Wall Street Journal editorial board and covered by TheTruthAboutPLAs.com numerous times this year. It expands the use of anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on Hurricane Sandy reconstruction […]

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Blasts Project Labor Agreement Schemes on New Jersey and Federally Funded Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction

2 February 15, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The Wall Street Journal editorial board blasted anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on New Jersey and federally funded Hurricane Sandy reconstruction projects (Sandy’s Union Windfall: Obama steers relief money to Big Labor. Where’s Gov. Christie, 2/14/13). Learn how lawmakers engaged in PLA cronyism will increase costs to taxpayers and hurt Hurricane Sandy reconstruction.

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