Ohio

Project Labor Agreements Raise Costs on Ohio Schools 13 Percent, Study Finds

0 May 25, 2017  Featured, Open Competition Works, School Construction, State & Local Construction

A study by the Beacon Hill Institute has shown that when mandated by the government on taxpayer-funded construction projects, project labor agreements (PLAs) increase the costs of construction 13.12 percent. The study examined 88 schools across Ohio that were built since 2000 and found government-mandated PLAs cost $23.12 per square foot more (13.12 percent) than projects built […]

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Ohio House of Representatives Approves Budget Limiting PLA Mandates

1 April 23, 2015  State & Local Construction

The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday approved a budget that includes language banning wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on state-funded construction projects. If enacted, this language will prohibit political subdivisions, including cities, counties and school districts, from imposing PLA mandates on construction projects that receive financial support from the state. This is […]

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USACE PLA Survey For Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Museum Hangar Due April 29

0 April 22, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale construction project building a new exhibition hangar for an aviation museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. To review and respond to the survey, click […]

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Great Scott: Projects Bid With and Without PLA Mandates Show PLAs Increase Costs and Reduce Competition

3 April 18, 2013  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

While researching the use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) in West Virginia in advance of Wednesday’s deadline for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) survey about a potential PLA mandate on a large-scale federal project in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., TheTruthAboutPLAs.com went back in time to revisit another real-world example of how discriminatory PLA […]

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USACE PLA Survey For Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Heating System Project Due March 15

0 March 8, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale construction project improving a heating system at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. To review and respond to the survey, click here. All responses must be submitted […]

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Editorial: Why Not Bid Lorain Wasterwater Project With and Without a Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement?

0 March 28, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Ohio newspaper editorial boards have been keeping tabs on the Lorain (Ohio) City Council, opposing the council’s frequent efforts to implement the anti-competitive, costly and special interest agenda of Big Labor by requiring union-favoring government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on municipal construction projects. The Lorain Morning Journal’s latest editorial opposing these PLA schemes makes the argument that the Lorain […]

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USACE Issues Project Labor Agreement Survey for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hospital

0 March 8, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lousiville District issued a survey March 4 requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the $100 million design, construction and renovation of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in the Dayton (Fairborn), OH area. All ABC members […]

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