Orange County

NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for Seal Beach, CA, Construction Project Due April 15

0 April 10, 2013  Federal Construction

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Southwest issued a solicitation seeking comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a large-scale construction project (exceeding $25 million) within Orange County, Calif. The PLA is being considered for the construction of a Weapons Surveillance and Test Laboratory (WSTL) and Calibration Laboratory […]


California Lawmakers Pay Back Their Big Labor Allies, Take Steps to Deprive Charter Cities of Local Control

1 May 1, 2012  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Elected officials in California have again taken their focus away from solving the troubled state’s problems to give a handout to their Big Labor enablers. From 2000 to 2011, the merit shop construction community helped local leaders and voters across the state understand that government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) deprive taxpayers of the opportunity to […]


WSJ Editorial Blasts California SB 922

0 October 5, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized has been reporting for weeks about the perils of SB 922 and other California legislation catering to Big Labor’s special interests by promoting anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). After sailing through the California legislature via a deceptive gut and amend legislative vehicle originally about tuberculosis screening, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed SB 922 […]


United States Army Corps of Engineers Requests Information on Project Labor Agreements for West Point Construction in New York

2 February 8, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for three large scale construction contracts totaling about $200 million at West Point in Orange County, NY. All ABC members, employees and construction industry […]


Los Angeles is Laboring Under Greenmail

1 January 19, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The January 17 Los Angeles Business Journal includes an opinion piece (Laboring Under ‘Greenmail’) by blogger Kevin Dayton of Associated Builders and Contractors of California explaining that Los Angeles-based construction unions are exploiting the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other environmental laws to hold up permits until the private developers of proposed projects […]


“Ordinance of the Year”

0 January 29, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Here at TheTruthAboutPLAs, we want to congratulate the Orange County, California’s Board of Supervisors and the taxpayers they represent!, a daily web newsletter for public executive and administrative officials in California, has given the Local Government “Ordinance of the Year” award to the Orange County Board of Supervisors for the passage of the ordinance, […]


Orange County Ordinance Prohibiting Project Labor Agreements on County Projects Passes

1 November 4, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

It’s official. The nation’s fifth largest and perhaps most famous county has said NO to discriminatory and costly project labor agreements (PLAs). Yesterday, the Orange County (CA) Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting government-mandated PLAs on county-funded construction projects. The ordinance was approved 5-0 last week, but had to be heard a second time yesterday […]


Orange County Says No to Project Labor Agreements

0 October 28, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Yesterday, the Orange County (CA) Board of Supervisors held a hearing and 5-0 approved an ordinance prohibiting government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on county-funded construction projects. The ordinance would prohibit the requirement of PLAs unless mandated by California and/or federal law and contractors are free to voluntarily enter into PLAs. Accoding to the Los Angeles Times, ordinance sponsor […]