North Dakota

North Dakota Becomes the 15th State to Ban PLA Mandates on State and Local Construction Projects

0 April 10, 2013  State & Local Construction

On April 8, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) signed H.B. 1270, which will ban government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on state and local construction projects. In addition, this new law will prohibit government entities from requiring the use of a PLA as a condition of receiving public financing or assistance for construction projects. Although […]


USACE Issues PLA Survey Due Jan. 22 for River Project in North Dakota and Minnesota

0 January 15, 2013  Federal Construction

The USACE St. Paul District has issued a questionnaire requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for upcoming work on the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase […]