Press Release

Construction Costs Likely to Rise Due to D.C. Council’s Project Labor Agreement Legislation

0 July 6, 2016  State & Local Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington issued the following press release today in response to the Council of the District of Columbia’s recent addition of language to Section 14 of the The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction […]

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ABC Empire State Chapter Urges Gov. Cuomo to Unshackle the Economic Power of Public Construction

0 January 8, 2012  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Stephen Lefebvre, president of the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) had some thoughts on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address last week.  The ABC Empire State Chapter issued the press release below on January 5, where he wished Gov. Cuomo the best in 2012 and asked him […]

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Minority Contractors and Business Associations Take Leadership Role in Fighting Project Labor Agreements in California Coastal Cities

1 March 9, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Minority contractors and minority business associations in California are taking a political leadership role in Los Angeles and Oakland to oppose proposed project labor agreements (PLAs). LOS ANGELES COUNTY On March 1, 2011, Small Business United (SBU), described as “a coalition of small business groups and professional associations representing a diverse set of constituencies from […]

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PLA Requirement Withdrawn from Ohio School Construction Projects

1 October 3, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a win for the taxpayers of Ohio, the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) has officially decided not to require contractors to enter into a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) in order to work on the construction of two new dormitories for the Ohio Schools for the Blind and Deaf. While this development is not wholly unexpected, […]

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Pittsburgh Area School District Approves Wasteful and Discriminatory PLA Requirement

0 September 1, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh-area Penn Hills School Board this week approved a policy requiring contractors to sign a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) as a condition of working on $150 million worth of upcoming school construction. Here is an excerpt from Associated Builders and Contractors Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s August 31 press release: PENN HILLS PLAYS […]

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McKeesport Area School District Board of Directors Rejects Wasteful and Discriminatory PLA Mandate

0 July 20, 2010  School Construction, Uncategorized

The McKeesport Area School District Board of Directors has decided to say NO to a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) mandate on the construction of an upcoming $62 million consolidated project.  This is a huge win for taxpayers and the vast majority of western Pennsylvania construction workers that choose not to join a […]

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ABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter News Release: Potential PLA Would Cost McKeesport Taxpayers More

1 June 2, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction

In a May 27 press release, the Western Pennsylvania chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that they held a meeting on May 26 with the McKeesport Area School District Building and Grounds Committee to discuss the negative impact of wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs). The release also outlines some of the […]

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Update on Lake Champlain Bridge Project Labor Agreement Controversy

1 February 27, 2010  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com covered the controversial proposed project labor agreement (PLA) on the Lake Champlain Bridge project spanning from Crown Point, N.Y. to Chimney Point, N.H. (“A Bridge to Government Waste and Discrimation,” 2/16). Here is an update for readers following this story. On Feb. 12 the Vermont Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on the Lake Champlain Bridge […]

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Anti-Competitive and Wasteful PLA on Champlain Bridge Project Criticized by ABC Empire State

0 February 12, 2010  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors issued this press release in opposition to a proposed government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the Champlain bridge reconstruction project spanning from Essex County, NY to Addison County, VT that is funded by federal, NY and VT dollars.  TheTruthAboutPLAs will provide additional coverage on this story soon. February 12, […]

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