Rep. Hinchey

Democrat House Appropriator Hinchey Pushes USACE To Mandate Project Labor Agreement on West Point Construction

0 July 12, 2012  Federal Construction

Politicians receiving campaign cash and favors from Big Labor continue to pressure federal agencies to mandate anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale construction federal construction projects even though they are not in the public interest and have a public record of poor performance. U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey, a retiring ten term Democrat from upstate […]


Oppose USACE PLA Mandate for West Point Construction By Responding to Project Labor Agreement Survey

0 June 2, 2012  Federal Construction

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for the construction of the $100 million to $250 million cadet barracks at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. encourages the merit shop contracting community to […]


Congressmen Fuel Cycle of PLA Corruption

1 September 24, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Reporters and readers often question why anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) are placed on federal construction projects when: (1) they are controversial and have a track record of poor performance; (2) the majority of the construction industry is opposed to government-mandated PLAs; and (3) President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 encourages, but […]