ABC Declares Victory as Federal Government Withdraws Project Labor Agreement

1 June 4, 2012  Federal Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is declaring victory in its fight for open competition and taxpayer value on federal construction projects.  ABC issued the following press release earlier today: ABC DECLARES VICTORY AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITHDRAWS PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced another victory in its fight against government-mandated […]


Chula Vista and Oceanside Reject Big Labor Handouts: Proposition G and Measure K Overwhelmingly Approved

2 June 9, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Voters in Chula Vista, Calif., and Oceanside, Calif., approved ballot initiatives that prohibit local entities from requiring project labor agreements (PLAs) on city-funded construction projects.  Chula Vista and Oceanside join the City of Fresno, Orange County and San Diego County in prohibiting PLAs on locally funded work. These two initiatives mark the first time voters […]


Midnight Deadline to Submit Comments on Federal Project Labor Agreement Proposed Rule

1 September 23, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The FAR Council’s comment period on proposed rules that would implement President Obama’s Feb. 6 Executive Order 13502 relating to federal PLAs closes today at midnight. The comment period, which had expired Aug. 13, was reopened with a new deadline of Sept. 23, according to a notice published in the Aug. 24 Federal Register (74 Fed. Reg. […]


Construction Unions Posture for Pension Bailout?

2 July 30, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Folks are talking pensions, an issue at the heart of the project labor agreement (PLA) debate. Following this 7/26 WSJ piece, yesterday Politco ran a plea for pension reform by Sheet Metal Workers International Association Union (SMWIA) President Michael Sullivan (“Time for true pension reform,” 7/29). “It is clearly time to overhaul our current pension system.” […]