Project Labor Agreements

Study: Project Labor Agreement Mandates Inflate Cost of New Jersey School Construction by 16.25%

0 October 2, 2019  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, School Construction, State & Local Construction

A study released in August by the Beacon Hill Institute found that New Jersey schools built under controversial government-mandated project labor agreements cost 16.25% more than schools that were bid and constructed through fair and open competition, free from PLA requirements. The study, which looked at 107 schools built in New Jersey since 2002, found that those built under […]

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USACE Los Angeles District PLA Survey Due 8.22.19

0 August 7, 2019  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a project at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated […]

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USACE Baltimore District PLA Survey for Buckley AFB, CO Due 7.26

0 July 16, 2019  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement, Chesapeake, Virginia. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and […]

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USACE Norfolk District PLA Survey for Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Due 7.22

0 July 9, 2019  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement, Chesapeake, Virginia. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and […]

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USACE Louisville District PLA Survey for Westover AFB, MA Due July 12

0 July 8, 2019  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a the repair repair by replacement of Runway 05/23 and overruns at Westover Air Reserve Base. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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Nevada’s Anti-Free Enterprise Lawmakers Rescind Fair and Open Competition Law

0 May 29, 2019  Featured, State & Local Construction

On May 28, 2019, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) signed a bill (SB 231) that will hurt Nevada’s taxpayers and construction industry by reinstating controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on certain Nevada public works projects. SB 231 repealed a 2015 law (AB 159) passed by the then GOP-controlled legislature and signed by Gov. Sandoval (R). […]

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USACE Honolulu District PLA Survey for Schofield Barracks Work Due May 8

0 April 30, 2019  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a the repair of Building 3004 of the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs […]

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USACE New York District PLA Survey Due 4.25

0 April 22, 2019  Uncategorized

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLAs) for the renovation and modernization of Bradley Barracks, West Point, New York. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce […]

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