Report Documents Problems Involving Minorities and Women on PLA Projects

0 April 15, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Problems Involving Minorities and Women on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). VII.     PLA Problems Involving Minorities and Women  Some recent PLAs have included […]


Rep. Kline on Red State: Card Check and Project Labor Agreements Part of Washington’s Culture of Union Favoritism

1 August 6, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

In remarks delivered Wednesday before a meeting of the AFL-CIO, President Barack Obama renewed his commitment to the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), better known as “card check.” The following op-ed by Rep. John Kline, senior Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, appeared in Red State yesterday in response to the president’s remarks. Rep. Kline […]


Required Reading on Tax Day About Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Final Rule

0 April 15, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On Tax Day, the critics continue to attack the Obama administration’s final rule that gives federal agencies the power to mandate the use of costly, wasteful and anti-competitive project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects costing more than $25 million.  As they should.  Under PLAs, taxpayers will now pay more and get less.  Isn’t it time we put […]


More Required Reading: April 13 Media on Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Final Rule

1 April 13, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

While you were out rebuilding America (and the Obama Administration was busy crafting anti-competitive special interest schemes to push lucrative federal construction contracts to their largest political supporters) here are today’s media reports and notable statements on the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s final rule implementing President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 into federal procurement regulations. […]

READ MORE Barack Obama Sneaks Through “Union Only” Order Shutting 8 in 10 Construction Workers Out Of Federal Projects

0 September 1, 2009  Federal Construction, Uncategorized is the latest media outlet to expose Executive Order 13502, which encourages the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction over $25 million. It is a handout to Big Labor at the expense of American taxpayers.  In a September 1 post,’s Erick Erickson calls the executive order “appalling and “an astonishing reach.”  We […]