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One is the Loneliest Number for a Michigan Congressman

0 June 27, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

One is the loneliest number for Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter (R), who last week gained the distinction of being the only Republican in the U.S. House  or the Michigan Senate to vote in favor of wasteful and discriminatory government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on public construction. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy covered this issue […]


Telling the Truth About PLAs on Radio

0 March 11, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Chris Fisher, president of Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, appeared this morning on Tony Conley’s radio show on 1320 WILS in Lansing, MI to discuss legislation to prohibit government-mandated project labor agreements on taxpayer funded construction projects. Chris does an outstanding job explaining how PLAs negatively impact Michigan’s taxpayers and the 80 percent of […]


Newspaper in Mojave Desert: “Nobody with Half a Brain” Believes Construction Unions Fear Environmental Risks from Solar Power

0 February 15, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

An editorial in the February 14, 2011 Barstow Desert-Dispatch (“Greenmail” a Threat to Energy Projects) is blunt about the union “greenmail” scheme to exploit the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and block permits for the construction of solar and other renewable power plants in the Mojave Desert: …we now have another reason to be concerned […]


Vigorous Debate Expected Between Top California Spokespeople For and Against Project Labor Agreements

2 October 14, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Eric Christen, executive director for the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction, will face off against Lorena Gonzalez, secretary-treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, in a radio debate on San Diego County’s Proposition A on Thursday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Eric Christen will be speaking in support of […]

READ MORE on the Airwaves

0 July 22, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Yesterday,’s Ben Brubeck was a guest on IRN/USA News Radio’s News & Views with Chuck and Larry Bates program. Brubeck was invited onto the program to discuss how the free market is being distorted by anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to […]


Laura Ingraham and Iowa Small Business Owner Outraged by Obama and Culver Project Labor Agreement Executive Orders

1 July 21, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Jeremy Price, owner of ABC Iowa member Price Industrial Electric, appeared on the Laura Ingraham radio show July 16 to discuss President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to steer lucrative federal construction contracts exceeding $25 million to unionized contractors and union members. March 15, 2010, Iowa Gov. Chet […]


Filling the Airwaves With the Truth About PLAs

0 May 19, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The radio airwaves and blogosphere are filled with concerned individuals exposing the truth about Big Labor’s scheme to monopolize federal construction work at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. Dick Lombardo, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) member Harkins Builders, discusses President Obama’s executive order encouraging the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on […]


Matt Lewis Discusses Obama Executive Order and PLAs

0 April 20, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Brett McMahon, vice president of Miller & Long, a concrete construction subcontractor, based in Bethesda, Md., and a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors joins the Matt Lewis podcast to discuss Executive Order 13502 and project labor agreements (PLAs) in general. This wide-ranging discussion breaks down how PLAs are a huge win for Big […]


ABC Chapter President Sheds Some Light on the PLA Issue

0 April 19, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Baltimore chapter president Mike Henderson shares his thoughts on wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) on The Ron Smith Show on Baltimore’s 1090AM WBAL radio. The interview is available here. Mike addressed both the Obama Administration’s release of rules to implement Executive Order 13502, which encourages the use of […]


Clash of the Mass. Construction Industry Titans: PLA Debate on Boston Talk Radio

1 April 6, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Tom and Todd program on Boston’s WRKO AM 680 Talk Radio held a debate this morning about government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) between Ron Cogliano of the Merit Construction Alliance and Frank Callahan of the Massachusetts Building Construction Trades Council. The debate was inspired by an anti-PLA Boston Globe column by Scott Lehigh that we covered here last […]