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Merit Shop Contractors Recognized for Safety Achievement and Performance on Federal NAVFAC Project

0 July 17, 2012  Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, Transportation & Infrastructure

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has again recognized a joint venture between two merit shop contractors for their outstanding safety record and performance on a $175 million federal construction project at Naval Base Point Loma near San Diego, Calif. In February 2011, NAVFAC lauded the P-401 Replacement Fuel Facilities project, being built by […]


Understanding Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements and the Law

0 July 7, 2012  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Lawmakers, the media, taxpayers and members of the construction industry frequently inquire about government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and the law. They question how such blatant favoritism and cronyism is legal.  In the 1993 landmark Boston Harbor case, the Supreme Court of the United States held that government-mandated PLAs are not prohibited by the National Labor Relations […]


PLA Archives: White House Executive Orders Concerning Project Labor Agreements

0 June 25, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

After reading our previous posts on President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, a reader contacted me with concerns about Section 7 of Obama’s Executive Order 13502, which asks the Secretary of Labor, OMB Director and other Obama administration officials to make recommendations about the broader use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally assisted construction […]


100 Days of the Obama Presidency: Remembering Executive Order 13502: Promoting Project Labor Agreeements

0 April 29, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Today, April 29, marks the 100th Day of President Barack Obama’s presidency. This week the media has been churning out 100 day reviews of the Obama administration on diverse topics ranging from the Foreign Policy to Labor such as National Journal’s 4/25 piece, “Labor Holds Its Fire. Despite Setbacks, Labor Leaders Have Greeted the New […]