PLAs Kill Jobs

Replicating Failure In D.C.

0 February 19, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

It looks like Big Labor’s grip on the federal government isn’t enough to satisfy the construction union bosses.  They also want to control all locally funded construction in D.C. as well. Clearly on behalf of Big Labor, District Council member Michael Brown recently introduced legislation that would require wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) […]


Project Labor Agreements Kill Jobs and Waste Federal Resources

0 February 15, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Two recent magazine columns have asserted that President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 is incongruous with the administration’s recent re-focus on policy solutions that will create jobs.  January government data indicates that the construction industry is suffering from 24.7 percent unemployment. But critics argue that anti-competitive PLAs increase construction costs and result in fewer construction projects built for the […]