NYC Private PLA

Nine Ways Private Owners Are Coerced By Unions Into Requiring Project Labor Agreements

2 May 6, 2013  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Sometimes, private owners of energy projects, banks, retail stores, manufacturing facilities, hotels, casinos and hospitals require contractors to agree to a project labor agreement (PLA) favoring trade unions as a condition of winning a construction contract funded by private money. This is known as a private PLA mandate or a private owner-mandated PLA. A private PLA […]


NYC Developers Say PLAs Save Less Than Claimed

0 May 2, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

According to this 4/30/09  NY Times article by Charles V. Bagli, New York City’s real estate developers, contractors and construction unions have been trying to negotiate wage concessions and other cost saving measures that labor and political spindoctors are touting as a solution to revive New York’s stalled construction and real estate market. The writers here at affectionately refer to […]