North Carolina

USACE Wilmington Fort Bragg Project Labor Agreements Surveys Due Jan. 21

2 January 8, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on two large-scale federal construction project at Fort Bragg in Cumberland County, North Carolina. One PLA survey, due COB Tuesday, January 21 to Mr. Jere West ([email protected]), is for a contract to construct […]


USACE Project Labor Agreements Survey for Virginia and North Carolina Projects Due Dec. 17

0 December 10, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to build unspecified projects in North Carolina and Virginia. Both states recently enacted legislation restricting the use of government-mandated PLAs on state […]


North Carolina Becomes 18th State to Ban PLA Mandates on Taxpayer-Funded Projects

0 July 17, 2013  Featured, State & Local Construction

North Carolina is the latest state to say “NO” to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates. Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) signed H.B. 110 into law, which will prohibit government entities in the state from requiring contractors to sign a PLA, or any other agreement with labor unions, as a condition of performing work […]


USACE Savannah District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due March 8

1 February 12, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects within the Savannah District in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here. Responses must be submitted via […]


Respond to USACE PLA Surveys for Federal Projects at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina by Dec. 21

0 December 16, 2012  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington, N.C. District has issued two surveys requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for large-scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million) for the Battalion Operations Facility in Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will consist of constructing battalion headquarters and company operations facilities including secure […]


Democrats Give Cold Shoulder to Construction Labor Bosses at DNC

3 September 5, 2012  Federal Construction, Open Competition Works

It is no secret the Democratic National Convention Committee’s (DNCC) decision to hold its convention in Charlotte, N.C.—a Right-to-Work state with the lowest union density of any in the country (2.9 percent) and an even smaller unionized construction industry workforce (1.2 percent)—has strained the cozy relationship between Big Labor and the Democrat Party. In the […]


Democratic National Convention Committee Demands Project Labor Agreements; Host City Mayoral Candidate Scott Stone Wants to See the Agreements

1 October 27, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Regardless of one’s political leanings, it is impossible to deny the economic development opportunities that come to a city when it hosts one of the two major political party conventions every four years. Unfortunately, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) has decided to make union favoritism a key criteria for selecting vendors for their 2012 […]


Executive Order 13502 “Egregious” and “Simply Unfair”

0 September 17, 2009  Federal Construction

In an outstanding piece titled, “Forced Union Payments on Tax Paid Projects,” Mike Thompson of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy calls President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies and departments to utilize wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal projects over $25 million, “egregious” and “simply unfair.” Here are […]