New Mexico

New Mexico County Debating CWA/PLA Ordinance

0 September 18, 2020  State & Local Construction

Bernalillo County, the largest county in the State of New Mexico, is currently weighing an ordinance that would require a community workforce agreement (CWA), also known as a project labor agreement, on all county projects valued at over $5 million. The ordinance also says that at least three trades must be employed on the project […]

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Albuquerque Voters Oppose PLA Mandates

0 September 16, 2013  State & Local Construction

The debate about project labor agreement (PLA) mandates in New Mexico has moved from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. Unfortunately for construction union bosses in the state, it looks like Albuquerque voters aren’t ready to buy their bill of goods either. In a poll conducted last week, in the wake of the most recent 2013 mayoral […]

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USACE PLA Survey for New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base Construction Due Aug. 30

0 August 26, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District is soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a Nuclear Systems Wing and Sustainment Center Phase 2 at Kirtland Air Force Base, Bernalillo County, N.M. (Solicitation Number W912PP-14-R-003). TheTruthAboutPLAs.com, encourages the merit shop contracting community […]

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USACE PLA Survey for Project at New Mexico’s Cannon Air Force Base Due Feb. 22

0 February 14, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a two-story 100,000 square-feet replacement medical and dental clinic at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico. Comments should be submitted to Kathleen Mayer, kathleen.mayer@usace.army.mil, by Friday, Feb. 22. For […]

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USACE PLA Survey Responses for Federal Project in New Mexico Due Today

0 November 15, 2012  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District has issued a six question survey requesting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a MQ-9 Maintenance Hangar at Holloman Air Force Base in Otero County, New Mexico. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this […]

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Santa Fe City Council Delays Implementation of Discriminatory CWA/PLA Mandate

0 June 19, 2012  State & Local Construction

Last week, the Santa Fe City Council delayed the implementation of a wasteful and discriminatory community workforce agreement (CWA) mandate for all city projects costing more than $500,000 after city officials struggled to implement the requirement on a small firehouse renovation and expansion.  They did not have any bidders willing to work under a PLA.  […]

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Santa Fe Struggles to Implement CWA Mandate; Will Likely Delay Requirement’s Effective Date

0 June 13, 2012  State & Local Construction

Readers of this blog remember that earlier this year the Santa Fe City Council adopted a policy that requires the use of community workforce agreements (CWA) – a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) by another name – on all city projects costing more than $500,000. Since this requirement was adopted, the city negotiated […]

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Navy and Army Corps of Engineers Request Feedback on Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Projects

0 December 16, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) issued three surveys requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on projects in the San Diego region, where just last week San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) internal documents revealed how a new SDUSD PLA mandate policy is reducing competition and […]

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United States Army Corps of Engineers Requests Information on Project Labor Agreements for New Mexico and South Carolina Construction Projects

2 January 25, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Ft.Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued two surveys soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for large scale construction contracts exceeding $25 million in total cost. One survey is for the Brigade Combat Team Barracks at Fort Jackson, SC and the other survey […]

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